Fly Tying instruction on how to tie the Tan Spey Shrimp
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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.
Now this is why I love to watch Davie tie flies. Sunburst dyed Arctic fox is an amazing looking material. Davie also uses some of my favorite material, bird fur, to build the collar / hackle on this fly. The bird fur gives this fly a deadly profile. Nice work Davie!