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Deshka Dark Spey
A John Glaspy Fly
|Name ||Deshka Dark Spey |
|Category ||Pacific Salmon |
|Hook ||Size 1.5-1/0 Alec Jackson or equivalent, black |
|Thread||Hot pink |
|Weight||30 turns of .15 lead |
|Tag||Gold holographic mylar tinsel |
|Tail||Chartreuse maribou, length: 1.5 x hook gap |
|Body||Rear half: damsel blue Hareline dubbing; front half: purple haze SLF dubbing
|Rib||Rear half: medium flat gold holographic tinsel wound and small gold oval tinsel counter-wound; front half: small silver wire wound through hackles |
|Hackle|| (Over front half of body only) Rearward portion: two-three turns of orange burnt Spey; frontmost portion: two-three turns of purple burnt Spey |
|Wing||Purple bunny, zonker style, short "overtail," with hide same length as marabou |
|Collar||Guinea dyed hot pink |
|Head||Thread egg, painted hot pink then epoxyed |
"Deshka Dark 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.
Wind 30 wraps of .15 lead wire on front of fly, then start thread and cover hook.
2. Tie in, wind, tie off and trim the gold mylar tag.
3. Tie in the marabou tail with length 1.5 times the hook gap.
Measure, cut and tie in bunny strip at rear of body, zonker-style, with tag hide equal in length to the marabou.
5.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.)
6. Restart the thread at rear of fly, tie in mylar on top, oval tinsel on bottom.
Dub blue forward over rear half of body, then wind mylar, tie off, counterwind oval tinsel and tie off.
7. Tie in small silver wire at this body half-way point.
8. Tie in orange Spey hackle.
9. Add purple dubbing, and dub forward covering half of the remaining body.
Wind the orange Spey forward, and tie off.
10. Tie in purple Spey hackle.
11. Dub (purple) the remaining body forward, leaving room for head.
12. Wind the purple Spey hackle forward and tie off.
13. 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).
14. Bring bunny strip tight over body and tie off.
15. Tie in, wind, and tie off the guinea collar.
16. Cover head with thread to form small egg, (optional: paint head hot pink).
17. Cover head with clear 5 minute epoxy, rotate until tacky. Set aside to dry.