Northwest Fly Tyer

The fly tying pages of Monte Smith

‘Tis the Season – Yuletide Spey

Posted by nwflytyer on December 4, 2011

A fun fly in the colors of the season.  Originally tied for a lighthearted contest, but not submitted.  Perhaps for the best since it wasn’t as lighthearted as I thought!

Yuletide Spey

The recipe:

Hook:  Daiichi 2052, # 1.5 (nickel finish)

Rib:  Medium oval silver tinsel

Hackle:  White schlappen, stripped on one side

Body:  1/5 red floss, balance red seal or goat dubbing

Throat:  Red schlappen, sparse (1 – 1 1/2 turns)

Wing:  Four medium green hackle tips

Sides:  Jungle cock

Head:  Red

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