featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By Kevin Hospodar on February 15, 2012 7:31 am
Dai Jones ties a Blue Spey. A fly that can be adapted for color or size to meet local conditions. Dai fishes the color combination for Sewin (sea run brown trout). To see more of Dai’s work visit http://daijonesflies.blogspot.com/.
Alec Jackson size 3 silver
White 140 denier, Red 70 denier
Silver Oval tinsel
Blue schlappen or saddle
Blue swan shoulder
Yellow jungle cock
Place Alec Jackson size 3 silver hook in the vise and lay a base of thread
Catch in the oval tinsel for butt, at the point of hook.
four turns of the oval tinsel for the butt and then tie off
Now run thread back up hook, and catch in blue floss for tag, and trim the rib.
Wrap the tag and run thread back up shank, and cleaned up the body.
Tie in the rib and holographic silver tinsel for rear body.
Wrap the tinsel and then the rib. Tie both off.
Trim the tinsel and fold back and bind the rib.
Tie in blue hackle at the tip
For dubbing I will use the split thread method for a dubbing loop. Split the thread (this is why i used 140 denier). Place dubbing in the loop and spin. Pick or brush the fibers out for a fuller dub.
Wind on the spun dubbing for the forward body.
Wrap the rib through the dubbing. Then wrap the hackle, following tight behind the oval rib, i have tied the hackle in heavy, you can also have it light by stripping one side of the feather.
Tie off the hackle and rib, trimming both clean. Then tie off your thread and change to Red Danville 70 denier for head.
Tie in and give 2 wraps of hackle, using dyed Guinea fowl for the front hackle
Tie in a blue swan shoulder for the wing
Secure and trim the wing.
Tie in dyed yellow jungle cock eyes for the cheeks
Secure and trim the cheeks, then build a head. Check the top view for proper wing and cheek setting. Add a light coat of head cement.
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