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Just a little freestyle thing on a spey hook as I slowly try to dabble in spey(ish) flies
 

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Interesting fly ... a spey style it is not, more like a soft hackle style. The use of long hackle does not suggest "spey" style.

However, there is no doubt that fly will entice a fish into taking !!
I like the colour scheme too :smokin:


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Interesting fly ... a spey style it is not, more like a soft hackle style. The use of long hackle does not suggest "spey" style.

However, there is no doubt that fly will entice a fish into taking !!
I like the colour scheme too :smokin:


Mike
Tomato potato, just fish it!
HAHA!

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Interesting fly ... a spey style it is not, more like a soft hackle style. The use of long hackle does not suggest "spey" style.

However, there is no doubt that fly will entice a fish into taking !!
I like the colour scheme too <img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smokin" class="inlineimg" />


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Thanks Mike! If I could do a wing set I would tie a spey, but I simply can’t figure it out!!!!!!!😬
 

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Sure you can my friend :)
There are some step-by-steps here, look at Marty's, we made a "Sticky" thread at the top of this forum.
There are also numerous SBS's on YouTube, Davy McPhail has quite a few. Practice is key. Don't worry about making a mistake the first few tries, it's called "learning" :)


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Sure you can my friend <img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
There are some step-by-steps here, look at Marty's, we made a "Sticky" thread at the top of this forum.
There are also numerous SBS's on YouTube, Davy McPhail has quite a few. Practice is key. Don't worry about making a mistake the first few tries, it's called "learning" <img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />


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Thanks buddy! I was just looking through Veverkas book last night. Seems a lady Caroline spey style is a great place to start. Although, there is a fly in there callled the ‘Snow Queen’.........very very sexy fly!
 

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Yooper......I'm right there with you. I'm relatively new at this myself. But I can say it gets easier with every fly. I owe everything to John Shewey, Bob Veverka, Davie McPhail and Marty Howard. Their books, videos and SBS tutorials have definitely guided me along the way. You're on the right path.....
 

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Hey, if I can figure it out...you can figure it out! I had quite a few ugly ones, and a few that looked pretty good on the vise but ended up swimming funny or fell apart, etc. There’s tons of good info, including those sources mentioned above, just gotta commit to tying a few dozen till things start to come a bit easier. Picking the right feathers helps a lot, and often doing a bit of prep to them before mounting them on the shank helps too. Don’t be scared of the feathers, you just have to be more stubborn than them and keep at it till they behave.
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Yooper......I'm right there with you. I'm relatively new at this myself. But I can say it gets easier with every fly. I owe everything to John Shewey, Bob Veverka, Davie McPhail and Marty Howard. Their books, videos and SBS tutorials have definitely guided me along the way. You're on the right path.....
Hey, if I can figure it out...you can figure it out! I had quite a few ugly ones, and a few that looked pretty good on the vise but ended up swimming funny or fell apart, etc. There’s tons of good info, including those sources mentioned above, just gotta commit to tying a few dozen till things start to come a bit easier. Picking the right feathers helps a lot, and often doing a bit of prep to them before mounting them on the shank helps too. Don’t be scared of the feathers, you just have to be more stubborn than them and keep at it till they behave.
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Thanks for the encouragement guys! Yes, .....those damn feathers. My background totally sucked on that pic here is an ‘actual’ pic
 

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