I find spey patterns satisfying to tie, as I think the simplicity of them takes the pressure off a little.
I also love the "fishyness" factor of them...
Started off with a version of a Purple King...as shown in the Farlow's book. Uses a natural brown feather instead of the more commonly seen black version. Also has a countered rib of yellow floss.
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This pattern caught my eye as well. The Lady Evelyn...the vintage example was very beat up, but I tried to envision what it would look like fresh out of the vise. It was described a bright day type of fly, and I can see why. Mother natures color palette works well on this one. Throat is a bit hard to decipher, but its yellow GP rump.
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