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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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This is probably about the most overused, common name for a spey fly, but the colors are so fitting, that's what I decided to call it. I tied this with burnt goose shoulders that I split and then dyed. The cheek is a little white ringneck pheasant feather I dyed light orange. This one seems to fit the McNeese blue heron hook well. I'm not quite sure why I'm tying winter flies, when I've got boxes that need to be filled with small, little, dark summer patterns....I think tying big and bold flies like this is more fun.

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Very nice,I don't tie real spey flies but if I did I would certainly try one of them
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Drop Dead Gorg-e-ous. Only thing that could 'improve' that tie would be doing same on a 'blind eye' type of hook.
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I think the hook adds a lot to this tie. The curve , the profile, and the finish! all beautiful. The proportion of the fly to the hook size is just the way I prefer.

The colors are incredible! Excellent work with the dye.

I haven't tried dying my own materials, but seeing colors like this makes me want to give it a try. Very inspiring.

fantastic tie!
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BINGO !!!! Superb tying Aaron

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Aaron, is the hackle some of the burnt goose you were talking about on your site?
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Nice

I have a fondest for the traditional spey and tie they, not just to fish, but as a form of expression and self-satisfaction. I think this is why we tie some of these, and it is for this reason some of us dye feathers.

I like what you have done, but I have one question, given I still have not found the orange I like.

What dye did you use for the Orange?
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The orange is a two step flourescent dye. First the hackle is dyed flo. yellow, then it is over-dyed flourescent pink. That gives you the super-hot orange color. Dyeing feathers is a real art. Too much heat or time in each color will vary the shade. It's alot of fun to mess around with . The best colors come by dyeing in steps like that. You get a richer, deeper color. Just mix colors like you would paints using the primary colors. It's alot of fun, but can be frustrating when You are trying to match an exact color.

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