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A John Glaspy Fly
|Name ||Bruce's Spey |
|Category ||Pacific Salmon |
|Hook ||Size 1.5-1/0 Alec Jackson or equivalent, gold hook preferred |
|Thread||Hot pink |
|Weight||30 turns of .15 lead |
|Tag||Gold holographic tinsel (unless using gold hook, then omit) |
|Tail||Orange marabou, length 1.5 x hook gap |
|Body||Rear half: flat silver holographic tinsel overwound with clear half round or v-rib front half: hot orange antron or SLF dubbing |
|Rib||Small silver wire wound through Spey hackles (front half of fly only) |
|Hackle||(Over front half of body only) rearward portion: two-three turns of fuchsia or hot pink burnt Spey;
front most portion: two-three turns of hot orange burnt Spey |
|Wing||Hot pink bunny, zonker style, short overtail," with hide same length as marabou |
|Collar||Guinea dyed hot pink |
|Head||Thread egg, painted hot pink then epoxyed |
"Bruce's Spey" was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, John Glaspy. You can see more of his flies for Pacific Salmon at The Flies of John Glaspy.
1. Wind 30 wraps of .15 lead on front portion of fly; start thread and cover hook.
2. If using a black hook, tie in, wind, tie off and trim the gold
3. Tie in the marabou tail, with length 1.5 times the hook gap.
4. Measure, cut and tie in bunny strip, zonker-style, with tag hide equal in length to the marabou. Tie off, whip finish and cement knot on bottom, being careful not to get cement on bunny hair. (It helps to dampen and separate the bunny hair at the tie in point. I use a bobbin threader to whip finish by winding around the threader 5 times, then cutting thread and putting the cut end through the threader loop.)
5. Restart the thread at rear of fly, tie in clear half-round and mylar.
6. Wind the Mylar forward over the rear half of body, tie off and wind the clear half round forward, tying off at same point. (Similar to Crazy Charlie Fly body)
7. Tie in small silver wire at this body half way point.
8. Tie in fuchsia Spey hackle.
9. Add orange dubbing, and dub forward covering half of the remaining hook.
10. Wind the fuchsia Spey forward, and tie off.
11. Dub the remaining body forward, leaving room for head.
12. Tie in orange Spey hackle.
13. Wind the orange Spey hackle forward and tie off.
14. Wind the small silver wire through the Spey hackles, being careful not to bind down any fibers and tie off. (I try to take twice as many turns as I did of for hackles, so that hackles are very reinforced).
15. Bring bunny strip tight over body and tie off.
16. Tie in, wind, and tie off the guinea collar.
17. Cover head with thread to form small egg, (optional: paint head with hot pink lacquer). Cover head with clear 5 minute epoxy, rotate until tacky. Set aside to dry.