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Freestyle Spey Fly by Davie McPhail

Davie ties this Freestyle Spey with his usual effortless style. The chartreuse white eared pheasant dip dyed red and sunburst may be a little tricky to acquire, but the main take-away of the video is a template you can use to tie a Spey style fly. You can use other Spey hackles such as burnt goose, blue eared pheasant to even schlappen with one side stripped. Davie ties the wing with 2 sets of bronze mallard strips, a technique I haven’t seen before.

Hook: Size 2 Blue Heron or Similar
Thread: Black 8/0 UNI-thread
Rib: UTC Mirage and Oval Silver Tinsel
Butt: Chartreuse wool
Body: Black Wool
Body: Hackle, White Eared Pheasant Dip Dyed Chartreuse, Sunburst and Red
Throat: Dyed Chartreuse Mallard Flank
Wing: Bronze Mallard
Head: Fire Orange

Be sure to check out this and other videos on Davie McPhail’s Youtube page.

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Pattegrisen Shrimp variant or Pink Pig by Davie McPhail

The Pattegrisen Shrimp otherwise known as a Pink Pig is a wispy shrimp pattern for saltwater. The pattern is a little more complex than the average fly, but the results are spectacular. As always, Davie makes it looks easy.

Hook: Saltwater Shrimp
Weight: Flat lead tape
Thread: Uni-Fire Orange
Legs: Red polar bear or bucktail
Mouth: Diamond Brite Sand Shrimp and Sherbet Dubbing mixed the palmered coral hackle
Feelers: Coral rhea white peacock dyed pink
Eyes: Black Easy Shrimp Eyes
Rib: Pink Wire
Body: Diamond Brite Sand Shrimp and Sherbet Dubbing Mixed or something similar…
Body Hackle: Chinese Cock dyed Coral and Peach
Back: Salmon Pink Antron Yarn
Head: Fire Orange

Be sure to check out this and other videos on Davie McPhail’s Youtube page.

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Red Butt Quilled Buzzer – Davie McPhail

I really like this little chironomid from Davie. One thing I really like it the economy of the thread wraps he uses to keep the fly thin. It has a nice segmentation with the quill body, and the light coat of resin will make it indestructible. Personally I would tie this on a curved shank hook

Hook: Kamasan B170 size 10
Butt: Flo- Fire Orange UTC Thread 70
Rib: Peacock Quill
Body: Black UTC 70
Thorax Cover: UTC Ice Blue Pearl
Wing Buds: Sunburst Goose Biots

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