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Old 12-12-2004, 01:08 PM
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I have been working on a red fly for winter GL steelhead. I was inspired by Hunnicutts Blood on the Waters. I've done a few fish on this fly in slower winter holds. Tied a handful last night to stock the boxes for this winter.
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:17 PM
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Trying for a better picture.
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:50 PM
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Very nice Gillie,

Hows about listing the pattern?

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Old 12-12-2004, 02:58 PM
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Tail: Dyed red pheasant tippett
Butt: Med Gold Oval
Body: Firery Claret SLF
Underwing: Red Arctic Fox
Overwing: Rusty Brown Arctic Fox
1st Hackle: Red Schlappen
2nd Hackle: Claret Neck

I have been having good luck with this general pattern of Arctic fox under schlappen and a collar. I just vary color patterns.
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Old 12-12-2004, 05:50 PM
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Nice tie, I have also developed a fondness for artic fox as a wing on my smaller speys. I have palmered ringnecked pheasant rump or eared pheasant hackle over the front third in place of the schlappen - dyed mallard also looks good as a spey hackle.
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:15 PM
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hair=spey?

Is it actually possible to tie a "Spey" fly with hair?
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