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better than i could even imagine i could do in hand, but i agree with above, and just for reference

Body: Black wool, two turns of orange silk at the tail (optional).
Rib: Gold tinsel, three turns, with three strands of find gold oval between.
Hackle: Spey Cock hackle, natural red.
Throat: Teal or guinea-fowl.
Wing: Mallard.

so only three turns of hackle following the flat gold, and the thinner gold as a lockdown/protector of the hackle is how i read and tie them, which produces a leaner profile with the thick coque. Most of the dressings in AEK's book are 3 turns of tinsel, sometimes four depending on length of hook, C-
 

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better than i could even imagine i could do in hand, but i agree with above, and just for reference

Body: Black wool, two turns of orange silk at the tail (optional).
Rib: Gold tinsel, three turns, with three strands of find gold oval between.
Hackle: Spey Cock hackle, natural red.
Throat: Teal or guinea-fowl.
Wing: Mallard.

so only three turns of hackle following the flat gold, and the thinner gold as a lockdown/protector of the hackle is how i read and tie them, which produces a leaner profile with the thick coque. Most of the dressings in AEK's book are 3 turns of tinsel, sometimes four depending on length of hook, C-
Is this recipe for a Riach(sp) Spey fly?
 

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AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!
Jesus Christ , WHAT A THREAD !!!!
Thank you bhudda ... thank you all !
Congrats gents , this is TOP FILE !!
 
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AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!
Jesus Christ , WHAT A THREAD !!!!
Thank you bhudda ... thank you all !
Congrats gents , this is TOP FILE !!
Thank you Sandokan! I have a long way to go, but the curve was definitely shortened with input from the board and a few friends. This community rocks🤙🏼
 
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