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silvertip8k 08-03-2013 04:12 PM

hocus-pocus...and a bamboo spey...
 
this is a pattern I made up for some lower water steelhead or all around trout conditions, especially fora bamboo spey I just finished for a customer ( a basic tied in hand so please dont laugh)...for a 12 ft 6wt...I used a shooting head line and also a straight WF floating line and a 6ft leader...both did just fine...the WF probably a bit more quality presentations etc. I did hit the backing a few times...something not really desirable...but this rod has guts!

~hocus pocus~ a beginners tied in hand attempt...

I have tied this pattern a lot in the vise...so what the heck...I actually used the wax lump to help hold the hook...and did not use a bobbin...just the thread spool...

size 2 upturn house brand hook from AO Feathers
buffalo wool dubbing & .010 wire body spiral wrap
gray canada goose biot for tail (turned up)
dyed amber drake mallard flank for under body
guinea hen tented wings...w/ a few strands pulled down for legs

hint: to find some buffalo wool all you need to do is go by any ranch that has a few...and walk along the barbwire fencing...Buffalo always leave a little behind when the rub on the wire for a scratch...its an awesome dubbing material that can range from blonde to black

I need to tie one up again for a better pic...this was after fishing it a bit...
but the idea gets there I think...the tented wings were so perfect before it got wet...oh well...the wax job does have its lifespan...LOL...

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...psb3fc7063.jpg

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps71e3b045.jpg

here are afew pics of the new bamboo too...I have to send it out next week for a customer...I did get a chance to cast and fish it some...

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps555c7eb0.jpg

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/u...psdf8db544.jpg


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