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Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing From classic salmon flies to sunray shadows. Anything salmon love to take after a great cast!

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Old 01-02-2014, 05:47 AM
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Default Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

I will target rainbow / steelhead trout with this but have no doubt it will catch silver salmon if you want.

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After tying several versions I've settled in with this as what the fly will be in future copies.

Hook: Daiichi 2055 #3 gold finish
Thread: White 6/0 until the wings & cheeks are secured then change to silk
Tail: Tragopan Pheasant wing coverlets paired and tied upright
Body: Embossed silver foil double wound front to back & return
Ribbing: Vintage Herter's fine gold oval strand or similar
Wing: 2 Silver Doctor blue saddles covered with 2 pale yellow saddles
Cheeks: Jungle Cock Nails selected to scale of wing
Collar: Pale Yellow hackle 3 turns followed by Claret Red 2 turns
Head: Garnet colored Perarsall's Silk with 2 coat lacquer finish

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Beautiful tie!
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Can this double as an earring as well? Gorgeous...
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Ard: All I can say is WOW, what a beautiful pattern!

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Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

That one's a real beauty Ard. You've got some interesting colors in this fly. I hope it gets you some grabs, though one might argue it could be framed.
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Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

That's a beaut!!

I was actually throwing your light spruce in the smokey mountains of tennessee this past weekend. Didn't get any takers but I have no idea if that was event he right streamer for wild rainbows or not. I know so little about classic wing streamers but am very intrigued
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That's a beaut!!

I was actually throwing your light spruce in the smokey mountains of tennessee this past weekend. Didn't get any takers but I have no idea if that was event he right streamer for wild rainbows or not. I know so little about classic wing streamers but am very intrigued
I hope those flies swim upright, after they were done I was wishing I had made the hackle more full. I wish you had caught a beauty with it because that would boost confidence in using such flies.

Jason,

I made just 3 of these because they take some work. Getting the body right and wing set was time consuming. I figure that if they work well for trout I'll streamline the process with different body material and won't be so fussy with the wings. As you know there is a big difference between fishing flies and one you are going to use that 1:1 macro lens on. heck, a fly that looks perfect to the naked eye can end up looking like a train wreck under that lens

At this point I have all the clip boxes refilled but one, (that 9.90 special I picked up) and then will go back to tubes - Sculpins - and Intruder style. If nothing else I'll have a terrific selection of flies ready for spring

Thanks to all for the generous comments,

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Nice fly Ard, I just noticed the tail, nice.
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