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Psuedo Spey
Tied by Clifford J. Carstens

Pseudo Spey 

Name Psuedo Spey
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey, 2050, size 1.5
Thread Orange Uni 6/0 un-waxed
Tail Partridge
Body Rear 1/2 peacock herl, twisted in small gold wire a la Alec Jackson, front 1/2 orange seal.( put one turn peacock behind tail to kick it up.)
Hackle Blue-eared Pheasant
Collar Claret Hackle

Psuedo Spey was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer Clifford J. Carstens. You can see more of Cliff's flies at The Flies of Cliff Carstens .

Webmaster note: Pseudo-speys are differentiated from other speys in the way the hackle is wrapped - like a collar or hackle as in other flies,  rather than palmered as in a true spey. The hackle is also usually much longer, though, than a traditional collar, giving it the flowing, spey-like effect.

 

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