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Hardyreels 11-23-2009 06:34 PM

Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
I use weight or lead heads or both, I always need weight. If you fish Steelhead, I call them trout because we only have rainbow trout here. Depending on how close you are fishing to the ocean they can all be sea run or steelhead like trout.

It took a while but this is one of a set of wire body flies I have made for getting down a little better. Like all the others it needs a name so I gave it one.



Beowulf - copper body;

[IMG]http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...copper0001.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...pper0001_1.jpg[/IMG]

Tying Recipe;

Hook: Jackson spey 1.5 bronze
Thread: Black 0/8
Tag: Vintage gold sunrise tinsel, very gold & wide
Tip: Black floss
Tail: Short golden pheasant crest
Butt: Black ostrich
Body: Rear medium copper wire; Front peacock herl ribbed with grizzly hackle
Wing: Matched sections of a golden pheasant tail feather
Collar: Hereon gray burnt spey tied back, short for low water or full for standard tie.


Here is another from the same family, looks similar but there are significant differences in the dressing.

Tomahawk;

[IMG]http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...hawk0001_1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...mahawk0001.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...hawk0001_2.jpg[/IMG]

arfishinbear 11-24-2009 07:30 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
Sweet fly Bud.
Bear

HuronRiverDan 11-24-2009 07:35 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
Another Masterpiece Ard...

Dan

jpbfly 11-25-2009 12:36 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
Nice flies Ard;)...Dan and Bear are you members of Ard's Fan Club?:D

HuronRiverDan 11-25-2009 08:22 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
Can't speak for Bear...But I definitely appreciate Ard's Artwork...

Dan

arfishinbear 11-25-2009 05:51 PM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
Yeap, he's a great tyer

mcnerney 11-26-2009 03:56 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
Ard: Very nice work! I really like the Copper Body.

Larry

kelkay 11-26-2009 08:23 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
great work! I tied two salmon type spey flies recently...they were okay...but I need much more practice!!

HuronRiverDan 11-26-2009 08:47 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
Ard you mentioned "lead heads", can you clarify that for me?

Dan

axle27 11-26-2009 09:09 AM

Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly
 
I'm gonna have to win the lottery then spend a few months with Ard as an apprentice....:D

If he'll have me.


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