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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 02-12-2014, 09:26 PM
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I tied this guy a while back and already had it up on photobucket so i thought i would post it up in hopes of generating some movement on this section of the forum, I really enjoy looking at others work so SHOW ME SOME FLIES!! I hope you all enjoy mine as well.

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Old 02-13-2014, 11:27 PM
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Nice tying Josh, what do you have that hackled with?

I tied a bunch of this style and have the pictures still. Most of the flies have survived and many have caught their fish too.

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I don't think that has a name but was tied following the general Carron style I think.
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Ard, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that thing will never work, you only have 4 turns of tinsel!! haha I really like that one, very buggy/foody looking fly! I used burnt goose on mine, is yours BEP? I was looking at a couple BEP skins a buddy has today, I really need to get one of those!! thanks for sharing
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:37 PM
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Are these skins here in Alaska? Maybe we could split one......... I don't use much of it because I don't tie a whole bunch of Spey's but I do use it on the Jock O' Dee and would be interested in resupplying. Actually if you're getting the goose to look like that I think paying for a BEP skin would be money which could be used elsewhere. That looks like heron.
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these were his personal stock, but splitting one is certainly something I would like to look at sometime soon. I agree as far as the goose, it looks really nice but is a pain to tie with, next time I get around to burning some I will do some extras for you
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Are you soaking the goose quills prior to wrapping them as hackle?

Another trick is to soak them overnight before dying them. After they have soaked strip one side (you know which one) do it all in a single motion. This will not only remove all the fibers from the side you would strip anyway but when done right it should tear the quill stem about in half, neatly.

If you do this prior to dying the bare quill stem where you tore the fibers & quill away will take the dye. This ends the problem of having that nasty white quill stripe to deal with.

One other thing; I posted a picture of that fly before I ever tested it
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I always forget to strip them first until see that stupid white quill poke through! And yes I soak them, ive found that if I put them in warm water with hair conditioner for a few they almost turn rubbery and even the thickest screw ups will still wrap well.
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It's up to you and I to build interest in this small sub forum Josh. Post those beautiful flies of yours and I'll move some oldies but goodies into the threads here as well as new creations. If you know any S. Pager's who are ready to defect bring them in also. I really want to get this section busier.
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