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Spey Fly - Step-by-Step

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:10 am
by dcarp
Hello Everyone,

I've photographed a sequence of photos for tying a spey style steelhead fly.

The link is available here: DC Cutthroat Spey

Bobcat and I have discussed adding some things like this to the Clubhouse Library room. Is there some interest in having this information available? Are there more willing participants who would photograph and write instructions? I will be happy to do the html work to get it into the Library.


Looks great

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:23 pm
by Bobcat John
The picture series looks great and had enough information that I want to try tying one I will be getting some supplies together and try after the first of the year. I'm starting work on a series for deer hair bass poppers trying to get the pictures to show what people need to see is hard with all that hair so I'm trying some different ideas. I'm going to try to get this to you shortly after the first of the year.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:35 pm
by dcarp

A step-by-step of those Bass Poppers would be great. They are beautiful pieces of Art! I need to add one of those to the "Art of Flytying" book in the Clubhouse Library anyway. Your opinion here: Should it be placed in the Misc. Dry Fly or the Terrestrial Chapter?

Thank you.

Maybe we can talk Carol into photographing a sequence of those Catskill Mayfly Dries! And possibly Taupo Tiger will work up one of those New Zealand Matuka flies.

I can probably handle doing a fly in most of the categories, except nymphs. I have a hard time getting the balance and taper right on those. I could also give the Atlantics a try, but I'm still struggling with those and I'm not confident with the result. I rather have contributions from some of the other members though.

I think that at least one step-by-step for each chapter in the book would be great. I played around with the html file I made and converted it to an Adobe PDF. I think this may be the way to go. Total File size came in at 426 kb.

Here is the link: Spey Fly PDF File

This is a call to all fly tiers out there. If you are willing, please help us expand the Flytying Book in the Clubhouse Library by submitting a step-by-step series of photos and instructions for tying your favorite fly. You can send photos along with a MSWord or txt document to

Tight Lines to all.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:37 am
by Cutch
Great job on the fly tying instructions, Dave. :wink: If I still tied flies, I would gladly contribute. I have all my fly tying equipment to my son in law about 15 years ago when I couldn't fly fish anymore for Steelies because of Arthritis.
Most of my fishing now is in a comfortable chair in front of our computer. :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:00 am
by dcarp

I've gone ahead and updated the Clubhouse Library Art of Flytying Book Caddis Fly, Stonefly, Streamer and Spey/Dee Chapters with links to Step-by-Step sequences. Check it out if you have the chance.

Cutch: Even though you no longer tie flies, I've seen your "virtual" work and it is wonderful! I've used your "Green Butt Skunk" and "Moose Turd" game tied flies in the book.

With all the activity in the outing and fish creation area, it's easy to forget one of the other great features of this game - the Fly Tying! This is a great part of the game! Members of this community have created some wonderful flies and added numerous materiala for all of us to use and enjoy.

One more reason to visit the Clubhouse!

Tight lines all!

Dcarp (Dave)