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I've come across the words Spey Fly several times and have no idea what a Spey Fly is. Can someone explain how they differ frpm normal flies?
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Thank you for the excellent link.
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Default Re: Spey Fly

To add to this, 'generally' a spey fly (what ever the configuration, and they can be as big as "A dead Chicken" = Intruders) will be tied on a fairly large hook. And that's it.

During the summer (Steelhead) my go to flies are as small as size 10-12 bead head Prince Nymphs. And you look at a lot of the Atlantic Salmon ties (many of which work VERY WELL for Steelhead!!) they can be really tiny. 'They' make up for this (frequently) by doing them on double or treble hooks.

Let the water conditions (and fish size) 'dictate' what size fly you use. Big water, a bigger fly, skinny/low-clear go to a smaller tie.

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When I think of the classic spey fly, I think of a fly that has wings set low and tented made of Bronze Mallard. Like this;
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However, there are feather wing speys like;
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I like the classic Bronze Mallard wing flies better, but they are harder to tie.
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Now THOSE are BAD BOYS! Amazing how effective 'blue' is in low clear Winter flows.
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