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Olive Spey


I found this pattern in the Silver Docter Swaps pages! A very traditional tie, and yet really not a lot of effort and not too complex. I think this is a great "practice" pattern. I've only made a couple minor modifications to the pattern based on the materials at hand, using copper ultra wire for ribbing instead of gold oval tinsel and black thread instead of olive.

Pattern (as tied)
Hook - Daiichi 2161, Size 1
Body - Silver Flat Tinsel, Medium
Counter Rib - Copper Ultra Wire, Fine
Spey Hackle - Olive Schlappen, 1 side stripped & tip tied at butt of fly
Throat/Collar - Natural Guinea Fowl
Thread - Black

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