|Blue Sinixt for Trout Spey ~ Steven Bird|
Been working up some lures for swinging this Spring. Pre-spawn rainbows, like steelhead, react to certain color combinations & are incited to grab (fun when they do it). The classic Atlantic salmon design frame, which has contributed much to the sea trout & steelhead fly traditions, applies to create killing wetflies for inland trouting as well. Studying classic dressings reveals creative material applications that may be applied to defining Trout Spey designs. For tiers compelled to exercise fanciful imaginations, attractor wetflies offer a satisfying outlet.
Hook: #6 TMC 200R
Thread: black UNI 8/0
Hackle: church window body feather taken from a cock ringneck pheasant
Tailing: Hareline UV Shrimp dubbing fibers
Body: rear to front – tip, blue tinsel; butt, peacock herl; girdle, blue & silver tinsel; thorax, blue dubbing
Topping: golden pheasant tippet (I dye it with an orange marker), splayed ~