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Usually I tie in wings on spey flies layered with the wing farthest away tied in first and the foremost wing tied over. Today I wanted to try a tented wing, as when you see old vintage spey flies there is no layering of wings, actually the wings on old vintage flies is very much like the strip wings of dee flies, but instead of turkey they are of mallard and curved instead of straight. So I found a classic pattern, the Black King. I didn't incorporate the orange wool part, and instead of black cock hackle I chose black heron shoulder and instead of teal for throat I used mallard. The wings turned out finely domed and not flatly curved as I use to tie them, and the fly has a great shrimpy look, however there is still a long way to the original and more open wings of the classic vintage spey flies.



Tight lines!
Søren
 

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Very nice looking fly Soren. I like looking and tying the classics.

Best Regards, Ken
 
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