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Deshke Light Spey
A John Glaspy Fly
|Name ||Deshke Light Spey |
|Category ||Pacific Salmon |
|Hook ||Size 1.5-1/0 Alec Jackson Spey or equivalent |
|Thread||Hot pink |
|Weight||30 turns of .15 lead |
|Tag||Silver holographic Mylar tinsel |
|Tail||Hot pink marabou, length: 1.5 x hook gap |
|Body||Purple Haze SLF dubbing |
|Rib||Rear third: large flat silver holographic tinsel; front two thirds: small silver oval tinsel counter-wound through hackle
|Hackle||(Front two thirds of body only) Rearward portion: two-three turns of hot pink or fuchsia burnt Spey; Frontward portion: two-three turns of purple burnt Spey |
|Wing||White bunny, zonker style, short "overtail" with hide same length as marabou |
|Collar||Guinea dyed hot pink |
|Head||Thread egg, painted hot pink then coated with epoxy |
"Deshke Light 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 wire on front of fly, then start thread and cover hook.
2. Tie in, tie off and trim the silver Mylar tag.
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 Mylar.
6. Dub (purple) forward over rear third of body, then wind Mylar tie off and trim.
7. Tie in small silver oval tinsel at this one third point.
8. Tie in fuchsia Spey hackle.
9. Add purple dubbing, and dub forward covering half of the remaining hook (middle one third of body).
10. Wind the fuchsia Spey forward, and tie off.
11.Tie in purple Spey hackle.
12. Dub the remaining body forward, leaving room for head.
13. Wind the purple Spey hackle forward and tie off.
14. Counterwind the small silver tinsel 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 hot pink). Cover head with clear 5 minute epoxy, rotate until tacky. Set aside to dry.