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silvertip8k 02-02-2013 08:30 AM

silvertip spey
here is a fly pattern a friend of mine in Ireland just came up with using some "homegrown" materials I swapped with him...he is very talented obviously...I just wanted to show you folks what can be done with some stuff from the ranch and field on the vise of a pro...he really blessed me with the name he gave it...

last year I joined the forum he is on in Ir. , and have been meeting new folks there...sort of a connection for me since my family comes from a spot pretty famous for angling and tying too...County Cork...

this pattern is a mix of materials from my ranch and harvests...and the same from over there...he emailed me a few days ago and told about the pheasant on his porch he had waiting to be skinned for the cape...and this is what came out of this union...and what he did with the stuff we swapped and his own...I think the peacock and tinsel are the exception...but all in all a very special tie ...

this is from County Kilkenny...he came up with and tied this pattern for his yearly spring trip to the "Dee River" for Atlantic Salmon...also to show me something done with some of my materials I collect.I know you will like it...ted

Merriams wild Turkey fan for wing...
from a South Dakota harvest
white,amber and dark brown buffalo wool for body dubbing...
from my buffalo ranch in Colorado
blue eared pheasant & blue peacock breast for the hackles...
golden pheasant rump for the tail...
from some harvests in Ireland

wt bash 02-02-2013 09:06 AM

Re: silvertip spey
Very cool pattern. I've always like turkey slips over bronze mallard for wings, not only does it look better to me but I think the turkey helps keep the fly riding better on the swing.

silvertip8k 02-02-2013 06:35 PM

Re: silvertip spey
its a Kenny thing WT...yes I was also pretty put back...this isnt only a pretty tie...I know it will catch some fish!

fredaevans 02-02-2013 06:38 PM

Re: silvertip spey
That's the coolest 'lash up' I've seen/read in years. Good On You! Picture this: you're sitting in a Pub (fishing hut/what-ever) and do a 'Gentlemen, let me show you a fly I just tied ......'

silvertip8k 02-04-2013 03:23 PM

Re: silvertip spey
Fred...I was actually born in Oregon...and would love to look at your patterns any evening at your local pub...except I thinks right now its a bit too far to walk home...and that is the safe way...if you know what Im mean...t

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