Spey Pages banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

481 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've always enjoyed Walt Johnson's spectral spider pattern. I had been messing around with burnt mallard flank as a spey hackle and decided to see what the fly would look like more as a spey than a spider. This one should just be death on searun cutthroats.

The other fly is a Golden olive spey. I had some bronze mallard dyed up that color, and wanted to see what it would look like on a fly. I really like the color of it, and I anticipate tying more of these for fishing.

Here's the recipes for those interested:

Spectral Spey:
Tag:flat silver tinsel
Tail: GP crest
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Hackle: Natural Burnt Mallard flank, stripped one side
Wing: Dyed mallard flank bunches in the following colors: Pink, red, orange, yellow, green blue and purple.
Cheeks: Enameled kingfisher feathers.
Head: White thread

Golden Olive spey:
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: GP crest and indian crow
Rib: Flat gold tinsel followed by gold twist
Body: rear, golden olive silk; front, golden olive seal
Hackle: brown spey over body, RN pheasant rump as a collar
Throat: Unbarred woodduck dyed fiery brown (or hooded merganser)
Wing: Four fiery brown dyed badger hackles, with Golden olive bronze mallard over. Topping over all.
Sides: Jungle cock points

Hope you enjoy these.


20,498 Posts
I really like these Aaron :)
The Golden Olive Spey catches my fancy ... I don't have very many flies in olive tones .
Great profile on both of them .
Nice tying !!

1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.