Hobo Spey Variation

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jergens, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    I noticed a couple requests on the board for tying instructions and no one responding, and have also been enjoying the tutorials that marty has been doing on speypages, so thought i would give it a try. I originally saw the hobo this summer when i was out in motnana, in the solitude catalog. I kept thinking about steelhead, and this fly did not help the sickness. I changed the fly by adding the mylar rib, and switched the colors around. i really like this style of fly because it is a good halfway point between a full size intruder and a classic style spey wing. tied on a shank it also has a good amount of weight, yet is bery easy to throw because of the materials.

    Shank:25mm waddington
    Hook: #2 Owner SSW
    Tag: Blue Angora Goat (1/4 body)
    Body: Black Angora Goat
    Rib: Silver Mylar
    Palmered Hackle: Blue Guinea
    Feelers: Blue Lady Amherst
    Front Hackle: Black Marabou

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    Begin by attaching your trailing hook to the shank, make sure to tie on and double back with your attaching material.
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    Make a small dubbing loop with blue goat and wrap a little less than 1/4 of shank for tag
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    Attach silver mylar and blue guniea, one half stripped, tip first.
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    start a large dubbing loop with black goat and wrap forward
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    Wrap mylar forward, 3 wraps looks best to me
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    Palmer Guinea forward
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    Attach lady amherst, 3 fibers each side
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    Attach marabou feather, tip first, with one half stripped
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    Wrap marabou forward, about 5 turns, whip finish, head cement.
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    Swing, Set, Bonk, Enjoy!

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  2. FLGator Member

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    PNW
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    NICE!!!

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. poirierpro Member

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    Thanks Joe VERY nice tie!!:thumb:
  4. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Great Job Joe, had to look at the other website Marty is on, WOW Marty, my humble fingers will be put to use.
  5. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Nice tie Joe!!

    He does some amazing work on his ties! Very good work! :thumb:
  6. Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

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    jergens your a bad man!
  7. Big Tuna Member

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    Great tie and nice tutorial! I kinda like the color combination, too.
  8. Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Thanks Guys,

    Daryle- marty's stuff is out of this world, the ties and the quality are unbelievable.
    Jon- yeah, just trying the black/blue out, you had any luck with the combo? ;)
  9. Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Jergens that's a cool tie man! What do you think of putting the Lady am. on last so it shows a bit better out from under the black maribu?
    Great looking fly, thanks for posting!
  10. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Nice Tie Joe!

    Do you use a "target" on all your flies?
  11. Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Fishmhard- ive tied some like that as well, i think the fly looks smoother with the am under the marabou, but it looks good the way you suggested as well, and more importantly, steelhead don't care.

    Tall- what do you mean by target?
  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Joe, awesome pattern, photos and tying sequence. Beginers like me really appreciate a pattern broken down like that so that I can better understand the order of tying in and follow it. After a few tries I think I can make this fly look pretty nice. Although I don't have any angora, I do have some rabbit and synthetics in the right colors so I'll try my hand with this pattern soon. Thank you again.
  13. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Joe, Some tyers refer to a conrasting ball of dubbing on the back end of a fly a "target". It gives the fish something to zero in on when they are following etc.
  14. Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Tall- thats what i figured. i dont tie all of them like that, but that technique somehow keeps ending up in more and more of my ties.
  15. neilrice Capt Neil

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    Thank you for this post, photos and instructions. I'll be tying a few for a February trip to the Umpqua.
  16. neilrice Capt Neil

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    I like the am further back on the fly to get a little more length, but I don't think it matters to the fish.
  17. Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Neil, I actually tie the Ameherst on last now, and also add a few strands of flashabou wing style on top, more like the original, but as stated initially, fish don't care.
  18. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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  19. kimosabe Member

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    very nice! I like the color combo!

    Thanks for the tutorial!