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    Default Blue spey

    I was unable to sleep last night so while I was up I tied this spey fly. The color of the spey hackle and the feather wings is Raspberry reaction Kool-aid blue.

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    Default Re: Blue spey

    I like it!

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    Dan,

    I like everything about this tie. Color, proportioning, and choice of materials are all great. No matter how I try to create a new pattern my flies all look alike to me. You have done an outstanding job of creativity for a guy who simply couldn't fall asleep.

    Think I'll have some coffee around 10:00 tonight..........hum.........

    Ard

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    Dan,

    What are you using for Spey hackle? Nice tie.

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    Dan: Very nice looking sprey pattern! I really like the color combo!

    Larry

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    Thanks guys. The spey hackle is rooster tail I work the barbs out of with my fingers. I saw a guy do it on you tube. You strip one side, then wet your fingers and work the remaining side out straight from the stem crushing the the little hooks on the fibers. Rooster tail has pretty long fibers. The one I used here is 1 3/4" long. Thay are long enough to get a couple flies out of them at least. I dyed the wings (silver Badger hackle) and the spey hackle with Raspberry Reaction Kool-Aid. It works really well, and is permanent. Kind of makes you wonder about drinking Kool-Aid. The body is purple SLF and a blue oval tinsel which is hard to see in the photo. I found a great way to get the wings to set the way you want them from a guy on the Spey rod forum. It involves wetting the wings after you tye them then put a wet paper towel over the wings in the shape you want them to stay, and allow it to slow dry. When it's dry they stay that way. They even go back when they dry after fishing it. Must have something to do with the slow drying because of the wet towel. And then blue at the butt is ostrich herl.
    Last edited by Guest1; 12-22-2009 at 01:23 AM. Reason: Eliminate redundant word.

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    Cool looking fly Dan...I think I'd be stocking up on No-Doze...

    Dan

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