spey patterns

Big K1

Large Member
#16
Welcome Dave and Ronn!

Scott you just got some great offers to show you some stuff.
I suggest you take these guys up on the offer. Wow!
 
#17
Scott
In addition to Ron's comments on getting top quality mallard I would also suggest you focus on tying the mallard in at the grey root area, it is softer and less likely to split - you will also need to match the feather to the hook size wise.
speydoc
 

Zen Piscator

Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.
#18
Ron,
Nice to see you in here. For those of you that don't know him, he is a leading athority on classic atlantic salmon flies, and one of the best dresser i have seen.

Peace,
Andy
 

Dave McNeese

One of the OLD guys
#19
Davy and Kevin,
Thanks for the warm welcome! My offer of help applies to all of you- if there is anything I might know that is of use just let me know.
I am new to the cyber world (just getting TO the computer amongst the kids is a challenge!) and am just starting to figure out how to do all of this. The communication is so different than sitting around my fly shop talking to people for hours. I miss that and hope to work up some good conversations here....

Davy, call me when you get to the area 503-472-4090. After 6pm is best.

Dave
 
#20
Hi Dave,

Good to see you here! Guess I'm one of the "old guys" too! Ha Ha Ha If I can learn the computer, anyone can!

Hope to see some of your fantastic flies here too.

Happy Trails!
Ronn
 

Big K1

Large Member
#21
Dave,

This is what is so cool about the internet. Being able to chat with you old guys, haha I mean legends in NW flyfishing is great.
I will take you up on your offer in the future.

Welcome Speydoc. This guy ties some bad ass tubes!
 
#22
:hmmm: Hello Dave and Ronn: I wondered where you guys were roosting. I too, am new to this forum and it seems to have a lot of folks interested in the really different aspects of salmon fly tying. this is great!
I have a question for Dave McNeese: Do you have any information on your Grey Heron Spey Hooks? Ive heard rumors, but.......
I hope Ill be able to contribute something useful in the future. Until then, keep up the Great Work here!
:eek:
 

Dave McNeese

One of the OLD guys
#23
Hey Dave,

Nice to hear from you again, Thanks for asking about my hooks, I'm in a "WAIT" mode. The manufacturer is right now making a small batch for me to approve, then we can go ahead. It has been over a year since I gave them my hook design, so any minute now I hope!
Yeah, I've been "roosting" out here in the valley, hatching chicks of my own. Our ninth is due next June. What have you been up to?

Happy New Year! :beer2:
Dave McNeese
 
#24
;) Well Dave, I remember Bill Chinn saying that if there was one hook hed like to use, it would be your new hook. I sure miss the old shop. The energy, the antique flies and books etc, and the whole ambiance thing. As for me, I now live in Cornelius and have been working on my speys and Dees. Found an interesting and I think, effective use for marabou as a sub for Toucan on patterns like Jock Scott. Well, Dave, keep us posted here and I love to see your still in the game and helping others hone their skills! Best Regards Always.