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SDHflyfisher 11-15-2003 01:47 PM

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fly is more for bass but has some spey roots

flytyer 11-15-2003 09:32 PM


A fly of this style (hackle wing streamer) really should be tied on a long shank (6x to 8x long) streamer hook or the body is way to short in relation to the wing causing the fly to be unballanced. The wing is also tied much too high for good swimming and proper action. The wing should hug the body to avoid it causing the fly to turn on its side and swimming erratically when fished.

SDHflyfisher 11-15-2003 10:01 PM

thanks for the tips

D3Smartie 11-17-2003 08:25 PM

good looking fly. go ahead and tear it apart, but if it works, why change it??? i have caught a lot of fish on flies uglier than that.

SDHflyfisher 11-17-2003 08:28 PM

it is mainly for bass but was "inspired" by spey flies so it doesn't matter what it looks like as long as it catches bass which i am sure it will

i'd like to get into tying speys but i would never get a chance to or want to fish them

QuebecSporting 11-18-2003 02:15 PM

Hi Sean,

I like that fly!!

I would use that fly in September on the York River....!!!



SDHflyfisher 11-18-2003 03:43 PM

i'm gettin a lot of good response on that experimental fly:)

MCorder 11-24-2003 02:30 PM

I've been experimenting a little with spey style lately. Most of my creations are setting on top of my bulletinboard at work though. I like to see the look on peoples faces when they walk by. Most common responce is "What the H#LL is that susposed to be?!?!" I try and come up with something technical but they always seem to see right through it. I'm not even sure if it's even a real spey style. I'll bring my camera to work tomorrow and post a shot of them.


SDHflyfisher 11-24-2003 05:50 PM

i doubt my fly can really be called a spey but it has the look of a spey
i am trying to get into tying spey flies on a mini scale for trout

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