Spey Flies – Tying Tutorial

Here is a fly that I am hoping will be my savior this spring on the Steelhead rivers here in Ohio. It swims great and I’m sure it will produce some fish.

I start with a standard salmon fly style hook.

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Lay down a thread base and tie on a loop for the stinger hook. I use fireline and make sure to leave it long enough to get the hook on and extended out the rear of the fly . Next I tie in a piece of tinsel and wrap it forward covering 2/3 of the shank.DSCF1022

Next tie in a set of dumbell eyes on the bottom of the hook shank.DSCF1023

Tie in a piece of cactus chenille where the tinsel stops.

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Make 2-3 wraps of chenille creating a bump to prop up the rest of the materials.

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Tie in the tip of a marabou feather in front of the chenille.IMG_20160209_201545349

Wrap the feather forward making sure to not trap any fibers.

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The next material I add is called Spirit River UV2 Intreuder Spey Hackle. I tie in about 20 pieces spread around the shank.IMG_20160209_202208517Trim the butt ends and tie down the loose ends.IMG_20160209_202250909

Next tie in a hackle tip on each side just above the center line.

IMG_20160209_202356444Next create a dubbing noodle and wrap the dubbing around the collar and the eyes.IMG_20160209_202644873

Whip finish to tie off the thread.IMG_20160209_202814587

Add some head cement to keep it durable.IMG_20160209_202955388

Clip off the excess hook at the rear of the fly.

IMG_20160209_203113084To finish off the fly insert a stinger hook on the loop and your ready to fish!

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A great thing about this pattern is it can be done in so many colors from mild to wild!

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This fly is best fished on the swing. It has tons of movement and will work great for everything from bass to steelhead. Give it a try!

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