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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Green Butt Skunk Spey
Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:24 PM
Actually, have a polar shrimp marabou spey I may add. It's an old pic (and wish I'd taken an actual pic vs. using the scanner), but still can see it pretty good.
Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:31 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 04:48 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:41 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 07:21 PM
BCT, "Spey" hackle has become a generic term for any hackle that has soft and long fibers. The original hackle from a Spey Cock is no longer available, so I use Schlappen which is as close as you're going to get to the original.
You generally will not find Heron hackle on spey flies, heron was historically reserved to Dee flies which were much larger than spey flies. Blue eared Pheasant is the normal sub for heron and Whiting has come out with a nice genetically bred sub for BEP. I've used the Whiting hackle and it works very well on smaller flies.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:06 PM
|QUOTE (Steelheader69 @ Aug 17 2004, 10:40 AM)|
| Hmmmmm, spey? Do you mean spey hackle? Which company are you talking about? Is it like Harelines, Spirit river, etc's brand of spey hackle? Or is it the one by Anglers Workshop? The one from the rest of the companies is simply burnt goose feathers. And yes, you can use it (it's what I used in the fly above). Anglers workshop has a genetically made feather that is supposed to resemble the speycock from Scotland. It's like a schlappen. I have some, still haven't used it yet. But if it says speyhackle, use it. Just make sure it flows backwards.|
Yes I am refering to spey hackle, and I want to try my luck at dees since my fly shop doesn't have Blue Eared Pheasant (but I am going to check if they can special order it for me). Should I use spey or schlappen if they cannot speical order BEP for me?
Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:10 PM
But buy a package of each and try it out. Find out what YOU like. I vary it up. If I'm tying in a "glasso" style, I really prefer the burnt goose, mostly because how nicely it flares out around the wing. But when I want to fold down the hackles and put a bronze mallard wing, I like BEP or schlappen, since I've had better luck folding the feathers down.
Anglers Workshop here locally to me (and is known by a few worldwide) has an awesome flytying selection for atlantics/speys. They supposedly have a hackle that is like the speycock. I have some, still want to use it (never got it out). Is very similar to schlappen.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:38 AM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:22 AM
Well, you know me, I prefer to use a bunny leech. But I LOVE tying speys. Since I tie enough, I do like to fish them occasionally. But when it becomes dire, I pull out the pink bunny leech. You know that.
Posted 10 September 2004 - 02:58 AM
A cerise one works well too along with the purples and blacks.
Too many fly sites not enough time.
Posted 08 October 2004 - 11:28 AM
As Marabou is one of my favorite tying materials and the Polar Shrimp one of my favorite flies - I can't wait to see your post!