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First try at a spey fly


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#1 prairiedrifter

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:51 AM

First one with materials I had on hand

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#2 Dave G.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:16 AM

Looks good to me !


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


#3 Bimini15

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

No expert here, but that looks great to me.
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#4 atxdiscgolfer

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:00 PM

Looks great, those are the next type of patterns that I want to learn how to tie

#5 spiralspey

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:04 PM

Nice lines on that fly, and a pretty good job of setting that mallard roof. Way better than my first attempts.

If it was me, I'd thin out the body hackle. Strip one side of the hackle and use less turns. If you have too much hackle the fly will push a lot of water and skate to the surface and a heavy throat will make it tend to lay on its side on the swing. Neither is necessarily a bad thing, but not what I'd like a spey fly to do on the swing.

#6 prairiedrifter

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

I did strip one side. I can reduce the number of turns and thin out the throat hackle also.