Syd Glasso Spey Patterns

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  1. Dave Westburg

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    Very nice looking flies Dave. By the looks of it, you only fish a few different patterns.
     
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    Steve, I enjoy fly tying. Have a Syd Glasso spey box and a Walt Johnson Spey box and a Bill McMillan winter Hope box and a Haig Brown golden girl box and a box or tube flies and a box of general practitioners....

    Will do more pics in the future.
     
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    Very nice Dave and nice boxes too.
     
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    Nice looking flies.
     
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    Very good looking flies. How big is your vest to hold all f those boxes?
     
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    Merle Not New, Just rarely post...

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    Nice flies Dave... beautiful!
     
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    Walt Johnson Deep Purple Spey Flies.



    Old trout I'd have to hire a couple gillies to carry all the fly boxes but that's what happens when you tie a lot and your fishing time gets compressed due to family and soccer coaching and referreeing responsibilities. Stopped the coaching and reffing so I can devote more time to fishing.
     
  11. Old trout

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    Dave, I know the feeling. I tie for about three hours every morning. The only reason I don't have lots of boxes is I will look in one , decide I don't like the way a fly(s) is ties, take it apart and start over. I love the Deep Purple Spey. It is one of the most beautiful flies there is. again nice ties.
     
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    That's the smart thing to do.

    The biggest problem with the deep purple spey is finding quality natural brown pheasant hackle which is long enough. A lot of people tie it with golden pheasant as the spey hackle. It's supposed to be natural brown pheasant rump. Most of the pheasant rump I have is grey-green. Nice for tying Enos Bradner's Dandy Green nymph but not so good for the deep purple spey.

    I don't think the fish care but I like to tie the patterns as close to the original as possible.
     
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    I love fishing the DPS. Many years ago I found a pheasant rump that had been dyed a beautiful brown which I have since long ago used all the best feathers. Problem is I cant remember where I bought it.
     
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    Love the Sol Duc Spey, my first fly caught steel head fell to one.