Squidro Trout Spey

quadesherwood

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When I first discovered the composite loop, I was intimidated by the large, beautiful spun loops from Jerry French intruders. I was reading and watching tons of videos trying to figure out just how to find that balance to achieve "less is more."
I ran across Dave's YouTube channel at Cooper Landing Fishing Guide and learned this fly from him, inspired by Scott Howell's Squidro. Angora goat has been a staple in my fly tying ever since. This unweighted squidro has been a fantastic fly for me in summer and fall in New York. It swings great on the switch rod and is still light enough to cast well on my 6 wt single hander with a commando smooth or Rio's single hand spey line.
It's not nearly as pretty as the beautiful streamers in some of Ard's boxes, but it is an easy tie that I fish with confidence.

Cheers,
Quade

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johnnymaltby

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Quade, your fly looks great! I know it is not always possible, but I love how you included a good quality video on how to tie what you posted, very helpful!
 

Ard

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I'd say you figured it out Quade, the fly you tied looks exactly like the one from the video. I'll admit to trying composite loops, some worked out but overall I had a low number of results I was happy with. You on the other hand appear to have stayed with it and are getting results, nice work for sure.
 
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