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Early Run Spey
A Joe Gablick Fly

Early Run Spey

Name Early Run Spey
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey Sz. 7 Bronze
Tail Orange hackle fibers
Body Rear, Flat copper tinsel; Front, Black Seal Fur
Hackle Hot Pink Saddle Hackle
Front Hackle Hot Pink Saddle Hackle
Wing Very sparse dyed red squirrel tail                                                             

Head Red

Early Run Spey was originated by contributiong fly tyer Joe Gablick. Joe sent this quite a long time ago now, but it was one of those flies that I had buried in my archives of flies to post. He writes about it, "I've spent the past year designing a series of spey flies for Great Lakes Steelhead called the GL Spey Series. The series consists of 5 patterns and I am enclosing a picture of one." Joe, who is from Lower Burrell, Pa. has been tying for over 30 years. He conducts a flyfishing school that emphasizes relaxation, casting, and enjoying nature's surroundings. Take a moment to visit his website, The Contented Angler.