spey patterns

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Scott Behn, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Big K1

    Big K1 Large Member

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    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!
     
  2. speydoc

    speydoc New Member

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    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
     
  3. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    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
     
  4. Dave McNeese

    Dave McNeese One of the OLD guys

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    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
     
  5. Ronn Lucas

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    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
     
  6. Big K1

    Big K1 Large Member

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    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!
     
  7. davpot

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    :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:
     
  8. Dave McNeese

    Dave McNeese One of the OLD guys

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    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
     
  9. davpot

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    ;) 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.