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highlander2 11-23-2003 08:15 PM

red rocks spey

originally tied for the snoqualmie for fishing a favorite pool that has just the right current and bottom structure for a spey fly. Adapted from the black dog into a crossover pattern without the complex wing, this was the result.


speydoc 11-23-2003 10:16 PM

Beatifull tie Highlander - what is your spey hackle ?BEP
I assume the throat is Silver Pheasant

fredaevans 11-23-2003 10:58 PM

Very Cool tie!!!
Send me two. :devil:

highlander2 11-23-2003 11:22 PM


Yes, hackle is Bep dyed black and throat is silver pheasant, however have also used widgeon and it looks o.k just a little more subdued.

Thanks, Brian

mattzoid 11-23-2003 11:35 PM

Geezus Brian, you can tie some beautiful flies.


TerryD 11-24-2003 01:17 AM


Brian: This is why all I did last Wed. was watch you tie. I have a long way to go.

Terry D.

Igor 11-24-2003 01:16 PM

Beyond Sweet
Stunning fly. Absolutely, positively, without a doubt... stunning!

Think I'll go wallow in my mediocrity. (grin)


flytyer 11-24-2003 04:00 PM


Yeah Baby! This is what I call a fishing fly!

Let's hope flies like this will cause people to get a serious case of SPEY FLY MADNESS.

One question: is the hackle wing and ostrich butt red (as it appears in the photo) or hot orange?

highlander2 11-24-2003 07:19 PM


They are both red, my photography is seriously lacking I really need to work on that. Still trying to figure out this digital camera thing.

Thanks, Brian

NrthFrk16 11-25-2003 12:05 AM

I have the pleasure of having a couple of Brian's flies sitting on my desk and I will tell you, they look even better in person!

...and not only is Brian a Hell of a tier but he is a great caster as well.

BTW-An ironic note of sorts...we have two Brian's (they both spell their name B-r-i-a-n) on Flytalk (Doublespey and highlander2), both of which drive the exact same model, exact same color pickup. Plus both are great Speycasters! WEIRD!! The Twilight Zone theme music

Ronn Lucas 12-04-2003 01:32 AM

Cool! What can be added but, dittos! A fine dressing!

Happy Trails!

BTW, Igor, you're in for it!!!! :hehe:

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