Is this recipe for a Riach(sp) Spey fly?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.
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-
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🤙🏼AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!
Jesus Christ , WHAT A THREAD !!!!
Thank you bhudda ... thank you all !
Congrats gents , this is TOP FILE !!
McPhail does make it look too easy!Thanks Wayne, I’m all for feedback, don’t worry about that, I actually appreciate it. Been watching a lot of Davey Mcphail videos...he makes it look so easy I actually tried to set the wings on this fly like a lady Caroline and they go to vee wings...go figure