Spawning Purple Spey Fly

Here is a fly I found on Fly Fishing Forum. It’s a great winter steelhead fly. I’ve tied up a few to try out next week during a forecast melt. The fly was created by John Shewey for just such an occasion. Take a look at the beginning of the tutorial and head the advice given on marabou selection.

Spawning Purple Spey Fly

Spawning Purple Spey Fly
Hook: Salmon / Steelhead hook of choice
Thread: 3/0 Red
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Fluorescent red thread or floss
Wing: Purple marabou
Collar: Purple hackle under dyed orange guinea hen
Cheeks: Jungle cock (optional)
Head: Red

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