Speys for SRC's

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by wet line, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. davpot

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    :beathead: Well, I think I should send a reply and say thanks for the compliments. Ive always had these in my box and even when I started using the RS, I always used these for a back up. Something about the "SLAM" underwater which always gives a thrill on a 4or 5wt.
    As for the bench, Yeh, Its kind of a mess, but that is just the pull out drawer on my RTop. You should see the rest of it.......Yikes! I clean it up about once a month and spray when necessay!
    ptyd :thumb: :confused:
     
  2. Matt Burke

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    "I clean it up about once a month"

    Dave,

    You are my idol.
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man (NFR)

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    My bench is such a mess that when I lay a tool down I can't find it again. I have tried to clean it up but it just gets back to being a mess in about two flies.

    It seems that no matter how hard you try to keep it clean it is just a no go.

    Jim
     
  4. wet line

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    Dave,
    Well I fished my poor immitation of your fly and well it was quite nice. Landedd a very fat 12 incher, lost one a tad bigger and missed several strikes. I managed to pull a fly out of the mouth of a17" that littorally chased the fly to my feet! What in the heck do you do then? LOL

    I did manage to land one in the 16 inch category on one fly of my own contrivance.

    Dave
     
  5. davpot

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    Dave,
    Well I fished my poor immitation of your fly and well it was quite nice. Landedd a very fat 12 incher, lost one a tad bigger and missed several strikes. I managed to pull a fly out of the mouth of a17" that littorally chased the fly to my feet! What in the heck do you do then? LOL

    I did manage to land one in the 16 inch category on one fly of my own contrivance.

    Dave[/QUOTE]
    I :beer2: agree Well, well, well. Maybe one to keep for the box Dave. Id say you had a pretty good day. I think they take it for a crawdad! Thats my take! Whatever it is, it often draws fish in "slim" water or "full" water. And I think a lot of thought must have gone into this construction by those old farts in Scotland way back when (spelled ghillies). Time to experiment some more Id say!
    Best of Luck and pass it on!
    Dave/Oregon :thumb:
     
  6. wet line

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    Yes that is definately a keeper fly.

    I am rapidly becoming quite impressed at how well these smallish spey fly patterns produce. In the past week I have fished 5 different patterns and all have produced. I find that quite amazing. The fishes willingness to chase down the fly and hit it multiple times on the same swing or retrieve is quite intriquing. It seems as if they miss on the first strike they come back and hit it with a vengence.

    Dave
     
  7. Southsound

    Southsound Steve Cole - Nisqually and Adjacent Environs

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    Two spey-style flies have worked for me in the past on SRCs and searun Dolly Varden... the Borden Special tied with a sparser (is that a word?) spey hackle dyed hot pink or yellow, with the signature yellow over pink hackle at the throat and white polar bear or substitute for a wing. The other has been the DC Cutthroat Spey. I have fished these in both estuaries and streams with good results, especially the Borden Special. If I can borrow a camera in the next couple of days, I can take a photo or two to share if anyone is interested.

    Steve Cole
    Olympia
     
  8. wet line

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    Pictures are always good!

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    Southsound Steve Cole - Nisqually and Adjacent Environs

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    Poor photo as I am still figuring out the camera but for what it's worth, this is one of my renditions of the Borden Special spey-style.

    Steve
     
  10. wet line

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    Steve,
    That is a great looking fly and I like the looks of the flys in the back ground also.

    Dave