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Orange Spey

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Hook: Daiichi 2052 #1.5
Thread: UNI 6/0 White
Body: 1st half UNI-Floss orange, 2nd half Sealsfur
Rib: UNI Mylar,Veevus M
Hackle: Black Heron, Mallard
Wing: Orange Whiting Rooster
Head: Loon Hard Head Orange

The first spey I have done with the traditional full feather wing. I got a rooster neck from silverfishing the other day and I just had to do a spey fly with it. Great colors here, easy to tie up and should be super effective in the water!

fly-sites updated

It has been quiet here for a week or so, and with good reason: last week I was doing some maintenance on the fly-sites (flyhooks/flytyer/flyrods) and discovered that I’ve neglected it for quite a while! The base cms I based it on was outdated and not supported anymore, the libraries was outdated, and when I started to look at the structure it just wasn’t good enough to do rapid updates to the site….

This weekend I sat down and ported all the sites to a new CMS and re-built the entire admin and user-facing sites…. This took quite some time, but today I pushed the changes to my server and restarted apache! And it failed… but only for 5minutes since I forgot something in the upgrade script ;)

Everything should be back to where it once was and the functionality is as it was last week. But: if you do find anything not working: let me know!

Green Highlander – spey-ish version

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I had some yellow and green whiting rooster saddle that I bought earlier this year, but hadn’t gotten around to use yet, and since I’m on a GH spree these days I thought about a spey version of the GH that was really buggy and would make a lot of movement. The hackel is of great quality, but I’ll cut down a bit for the next version and create something that is something more sparse than this.