Swap Spey Fly Swap

Max P

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#18
I am certainly in for this if there is one spot left! Let me know!
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So for the people that are committed, how many participants should we have? Right now you would need to tie 5 flies of your selected Spey patterns. Also timeline, I'm in no hurry and don't want to rush anyone.

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#20
You are added.

So for the people that are committed, how many participants should we have? Right now you would need to tie 5 flies of your selected Spey patterns. Also timeline, I'm in no hurry and don't want to rush anyone.

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I think keeping it between 5-8 flies would be reasonable. Closing it off on Friday is a good idea.

For timeline, I think mid-March (4-5 weeks) would be a good time to get everything into you Max. I'm not apposed to more time though.

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Max P

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#28
So I went to some fly shops this weekend looking for the right material and I couldn't find the quality I was looking for to dye. With that said I won't be dying my materials.

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Max P

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#29
I got started tonight, and it was a humbling experience. It's been awhile. I'm not happy with the red strung saddle hackle I used. It doesn't seem thick enough, does anybody have any recommendations on the appropriate hackle to use? Also I think the blue eared pheasant feather I used is too small, need to go bigger next time.


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FinLuver

Active Member
#30
Speys should be thin (at least that's what's printed); might leave the tailing materials off (or go short...shorter still) and use floss for back half with triple tinsel; dub the front half ; the BEP could be a bit longer.

Recommend Shewey's or Veverka's on tyin' speys...both have excellent tips and tricks.

A good start!
[one that I have yet to venture onto yet] ;)