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Old 11-23-2009, 06:34 PM
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Default Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

I use weight or lead heads or both, I always need weight. If you fish Steelhead, I call them trout because we only have rainbow trout here. Depending on how close you are fishing to the ocean they can all be sea run or steelhead like trout.

It took a while but this is one of a set of wire body flies I have made for getting down a little better. Like all the others it needs a name so I gave it one.



Beowulf - copper body;

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Tying Recipe;

Hook: Jackson spey 1.5 bronze
Thread: Black 0/8
Tag: Vintage gold sunrise tinsel, very gold & wide
Tip: Black floss
Tail: Short golden pheasant crest
Butt: Black ostrich
Body: Rear medium copper wire; Front peacock herl ribbed with grizzly hackle
Wing: Matched sections of a golden pheasant tail feather
Collar: Hereon gray burnt spey tied back, short for low water or full for standard tie.


Here is another from the same family, looks similar but there are significant differences in the dressing.

Tomahawk;

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Old 11-24-2009, 07:30 AM
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Sweet fly Bud.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:35 AM
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Another Masterpiece Ard...

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Nice flies Ard...Dan and Bear are you members of Ard's Fan Club?
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Can't speak for Bear...But I definitely appreciate Ard's Artwork...

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Ard: Very nice work! I really like the Copper Body.

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Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

great work! I tied two salmon type spey flies recently...they were okay...but I need much more practice!!
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Ard you mentioned "lead heads", can you clarify that for me?

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I'm gonna have to win the lottery then spend a few months with Ard as an apprentice....

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