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Based on the poll earlier this week, I see some tiers really, really like speys and dees and other tiers really, really dislike them.

 

When I started tying some 20 years ago, I was not very fond of them. I have since grown to love them. Beautiful ones are elegantly simple.. While technically easy to construct, I find them terribly difficult to get them to "look right". To achieve style or soul in these "simple" flies is quite difficult I think.

 

I am looking forward to your comments, good or bad!

 

Marc

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Beautiful Body Work and I love that Hackle!!! :headbang:

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A lovely fly . One minor detail the antiques were tied with the wing opposite way round . longest tips nearest the body . It is a beauty .

 

Chris.

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Absolutely great pattern . I just started tying Speys after many years tying . Your fly gives me something to strive for ........Frank

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A lovely fly . One minor detail the antiques were tied with the wing opposite way round . longest tips nearest the body . It is a beauty .

 

Chris.

Thanks for the input Chris. While I have seen that style in pictures, I have never tied one like that. I will give that style a try and post both styles and see what people have to say!

 

Marc

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You are right, by many standards, Speys are simple but the execution is not. I think Speys & Dees that are tied with “soul” as you put it, are my favorite flies. Nicely done!!!!!!!

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You are right, by many standards, Speys are simple but the execution is not. I think Speys & Dees that are tied with “soul” as you put it, are my favorite flies. Nicely done!!!!!!!

Thanks Ronn. I tied this about 4 years ago. I am slowly getting back into the groove of tying. I've lived in 4 homes and the wife and I had 2 wonderful children in the past 4 years. I am now settled down and enjoying getting back into my passion.

 

Looking at the flies you guys tie is great motivation and inspiration! The talent here is incredible.

 

Marc

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