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Pair of Farlow's Spey Patterns - Purple Kind and Lady Evelyn


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#1 bags6lax

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

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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#2 sflytier

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:09 PM

I enjoy your Passion for Spey flies and the Dressings you provided!

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

very nice Matt I like the top one best , will you fish these ? these are one style of fly I haven't tied yet , what type of hooks have you used on these two flies? Terry.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:23 PM

Thanks guys.

Terry, they are an older stock mustad up eye salmon hook. I put a teeny tiny gentle bend to the shank to make it less like a walking stick.

Doubtful Ill fish them, but hopefully going to a buddy of mine to be put into proper usage :)

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:16 PM

Thanks for that Matt, Terry.



#6 Barkworth

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:41 PM

Superb work, Matt!

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