Hobo Spey Variation

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  1. Jergens

    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

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    NICE!!!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. poirierpro

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

    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

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Nice tie Joe!!

    He does some amazing work on his ties! Very good work! :thumb:
     
  6. Ryan Buccola

    Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

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    jergens your a bad man!
     
  7. Big Tuna

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

    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

    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

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Nice Tie Joe!

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

    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

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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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

    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

    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

    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.