Once again I am completely confused on the matter on what exactly is a spey. I have heard so many different things that from this point on I only think that a spey pattern must come from the river spey, unless I figure it out. Here is a few things that I have heard. First, anything big that resemble a shrimp. Second, anything big tied on a spey style hook, can you see my frustration. Third, any large fly with the body hackle wrapped from the stem/or base to the forward. These were all answers from shop owners. . . . Matt’s example in the previous post pretty much explained more then all the other people I have had try to explain a spey pattern. So I sat down and tied the below, and I ask what is this and how would it become a spey pattern. And of course any other criticisms would be great, since the audience is made of some the finest NW fly tiers.