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Very nice, are those spikes or breast feathers in the tail of that dee? The spikes just glow in the water.

One tip about hackles on full dress flies: always tie in the hackle by the very tip (as in as close as a quarter inch from the tip where the shortest fibers are)youll get a better taper that way.
 

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Agreed! By far three of your nicest. The Spey is text book pauliedog - and my fave of the set. I don't know - thinking it's the subdued hues in the hackle you have that stand apart. Looks like a RP rump and if so - it is about as large I've ever seen. Hook size please.
 

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thanks boys... the tail on the dee is a gp breast feather (i roll it a bit to get it looking scruffy) and the hackle is large rump feathers that i picked up from Micheal & young. i bought 2 , they were huge! and the spey hook is a bh #1
 
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