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: Hotep Spey

06-05-2004, 05:28 PM
The result of some experimentation blending various colors of Whiting spey hackle. Started out with the Purple Emporer in the back of my mind and incorporated the Purple/Red combination I find so effective.

Hook: 1.5 AJ Gold
Tag: fine oval silver
rib: flat silver
counter: fine oval cont. from tag
tail: neck feather from red golden pheasant
body: back 1/2 deep purple floss, fron 1/2 blended purple and black dubbing
hackle: two black at start of dubbing followed by two purple whiting spey hackles
collar: natural gadwall
underwing: two purple spey tips
overwing: 2 breast feathers from a red dyed golden pheasant

North Island
06-05-2004, 07:59 PM
Great Fly,

Summer run swinger? I presume

Your manicure needs a little work though. :devil:

Cheers N I

06-05-2004, 08:41 PM
Well, it ain't a "Hot Pants" but it's pretty cool. Very nice Mr. Tip

Brian Simonseth
06-05-2004, 09:34 PM
Nice fly Chief!

06-05-2004, 09:44 PM
What? No crystal chenille?????:)

Nice tie Duggan. Me thinks the fish will like it.


06-05-2004, 09:55 PM

I like this, even though it lacks the yellow hackle found in the "Purple Emperor".

07-01-2004, 08:47 AM

This fly looks great. I bet it would be a good producer for Atlantic salmon as well. I don't suppose you would mind if I made a few copies and tried them, would you?

Thanks Charlie

07-02-2004, 07:28 AM
Beautiful fly! I also think this would entice an atlantic, especially on the Lower Humber. Thanks for sharing! Any chance of seeing the recipe?
Tight lines!

07-07-2004, 06:10 PM

Would not mind at all. I am sure someone else long ago came up with this pattern anyway. It has treated me well of late on summer run steelhead when swam in the film on a floating line.


The recipe is included in the original post. If it is not displaying well, let me know and I will PM it to you.


07-07-2004, 07:06 PM
I have it filed away in my tying binder. Thanks a lot.
Tight lines!

Brian Simonseth
07-11-2004, 05:19 PM
Your fly looks really good in the water!