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    McPhearson Spey from The Blacker Compendium by Bob Frandsen

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    McPhearson Spey from The Blacker Compendium by Bob Frandsen

    Hook is a size CC (#4) blind eye limerick (vintage hook)
    Tail - subbed Toucan with GP crest
    Butt - Black Ostrich Herl
    Body - Yellow floss
    Rib - gold tinsel
    Hackle - Red cock hackle from the butt
    Throat - Blue Jay
    Wing - 4 fibers each of left and right, Royal blue and red goose, Kori bustard, Golden Pheasant tail, Amherst Pheasant tail and GP tippetts
    Horns - Blue and gold macaw (i omitted these accidentally, and only realized after tying)
    Head - Originally should be black wool, i used superfine dry fly dubbing as a sub


    1. S Fontinalis

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  1. Mark Mercer

    Very nice Eunan, I've never tried a stacked(mixed) wing before but always thought they were pretty unique and different. I've found Uni-yarn works well for a wool head sub.
    #1 5-3-12 2:47am

    S Fontinalis
    Thanks Mark, If you dont have Bob Frandsen's Book, i'd suggest picking it up. Very very easy to follow, with great step by step instructions for all Blackers flies from 1853 edition, as well as the patterns for some of the flies from the 1842 edition.
    I also picked up some nice lambs wool from France, suprisingly cheap $1.50ish for 25 meters. I bought 7 different colors, and all shipped to USA for about $13 total. Much cheaper and a lot better looking than uni yarn in my opinion.
    If you're interested in the site, let me know and i'll forward you the link.
    #2 5-3-12 1:20pm

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