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: Wintergreen Spey - (variation)


Charlie
01-24-2006, 08:22 AM
This is my version of a pattern that was originated by Greg Scot Hunt for steelhead in the Sauk River in Washington. Green and yellow are very good colors on the Gaspe so I thought this pattern would be useful in the Gaspe Rivers.

Materials
Hook: Up-eye salmon fly hook
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest dyed orange
Body: 1/2 flat silver tinsel, 1\2 green dubbing
Rib: Oval silver over dubbing only
Hackle: Pheasant rump or similar feather dyed yellow
Throat: Green dyed teal.
Wing: Green, yellow and chartreuse dyed goose shoulder married. (original calls for a strip of plain light green goose)
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Yellow

Charlie

flytyer
01-24-2006, 12:59 PM
Charlie,

I like this variation of the wing, although it will probably prove to be a challenge to those who haven't learned how to marry goose shoulder yet.

Charlie
01-24-2006, 01:11 PM
Good point flytyer.

I have just edited the post to include the original wing of light green goose as an option. I will have to try and come up with a tutorial for married wings when the show season is over. As you know it is not as hard as many people think. And these simple strip wing wet flies are a good way to practice setting such a wing.

Charlie.

Shaq
01-24-2006, 08:05 PM
Love your flies Charlie. Can pick them out definately...very unique. Are you going to Somerset?

Charlie
01-25-2006, 08:38 AM
Hey Shaq!

I will be at the Somerset show working for one of our sponsors, Quebec Sporting.

Are you going? If so stop by.

Charlie.

Shaq
01-26-2006, 08:07 AM
Charlie, I will be there on Saturday. Definately will stop by. I'll ask for you...of course I will prob. ask you if your around...always happens.. "Is Charlie Around?" "Ya, that's me" I'm a dumba$$

Charlie
01-26-2006, 08:11 AM
Cool! See you at the show. :hihi:

Charlie

Shaq
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
Looking forward to it. I need to all the info on AS because my bud and I want to make the trip up.

flytyer
01-28-2006, 05:47 PM
Charlie,

It has amazed me over the years how folks continue the false impression/belief that married wings are difficult to get married. When as you said, they are really easy to do. When I've shown folks how to do it and how easy it is, they have been surprised to learn it was simple and that they just had the mis-perception that it was very difficult to marry the fibers.