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  1. #1
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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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    Last edited by Ard; 11-24-2009 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Add a fly

  2. Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

    Sweet fly Bud.
    Bear

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    Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

    Another Masterpiece Ard...

    Dan

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    Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

    Nice flies Ard...Dan and Bear are you members of Ard's Fan Club?

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    Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

    Can't speak for Bear...But I definitely appreciate Ard's Artwork...

    Dan

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    Yeap, he's a great tyer

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    Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

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

    Larry

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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!!
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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    Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

    Ard you mentioned "lead heads", can you clarify that for me?

    Dan

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    Default Re: Low Water Spey / Trout & Steelhead Fly

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

    If he'll have me.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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