Davie McPhail tying the Orange Heron - Spey Pages
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Davie McPhail tying the Orange Heron

I saw this and wanted to share. Although there are many things I would do differently with the body (he ties this as a fishing fly), McPhail's technique to tie in the wing is interesting. He also uses genetic hen feathers for the wing.
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This is awesome! Thanks for posting this!
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Everything he ties he makes it look so easy! Awesome skills. That'll be one to go in the box. Thanks
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This video should answer a lot of questions folks have about how to tie a tented Glasso style hackle tip spey wing. One word of caution though, he is using a rather fine thread or he'd never be able to use all those thread wraps tying in his wings and still keep a nice small wing. If you tie the wing with a more normal 70 denier thread, you will need to use at least half the thread wraps to tie in the wing to keep the head from getting too big.
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This video should answer a lot of questions folks have about how to tie a tented Glasso style hackle tip spey wing. One word of caution though, he is using a rather fine thread or he'd never be able to use all those thread wraps tying in his wings and still keep a nice small wing. If you tie the wing with a more normal 70 denier thread, you will need to use at least half the thread wraps to tie in the wing to keep the head from getting too big.
Davie uses UNI-8/0 for virtually all the flies he ties (including this one).
Uni 8/0 is 72 denier
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I can watch Davie tie flies for hours.
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Oh, now I see- those tented wings just float into place.

Damn, he makes it look easy.
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The Bob Ross of fly tying? Agree with Jon. When we're holed up for the night after fishing, we usually have his salmon flies on autoplay. His simple Black and Orange spey fly has caught a few steelhead for me.
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Davie uses UNI-8/0 for virtually all the flies he ties (including this one).
Uni 8/0 is 72 denier
I feel like I've seen him switch from heavier to lighter thread mid fly to keep the head neat, but maybe I'm just making that up in my head?
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I feel like I've seen him switch from heavier to lighter thread mid fly to keep the head neat, but maybe I'm just making that up in my head?
This is definitely the case with other flies i've seen tied too.

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I love how Davie knows when to break the stem off as opposed to when to clip the stem off. I'll probably never be confident enough to break off any stems other than schlappen.
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