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Green Highlander – spey edition

Earlier this year I got a order for some Jock Scott with heron hackle instead of the normal body hackle, they turned out great, so before the last big trip of the season I tied up a Green Highlander with a similar approach. The fly turned out great – the movement in the water, the profile it had in the river left something to explore more! Sadly no takers, and the last day I fished a new pool with sinking line: the line & hook snagged deep down, so it was pulled so hard the partridge M2 #1/0 hook got bent (that hook can take a lot of beating….). Back to tie up a few more for next season!

Childers – Tied in hand

Childers – a pattern I have tied both for presentation and for fishing before, but never tied in hand. Will tie up with this style for fishing as well, to go with a box I’m building up for the ASFI later this summer.

The hook is a approx #5/0 from Flemming, a beautiful hook to tie on – the finish on it is just exquisite!

Spey: Miss Grant

Hook: Alec Jackson 2060 #3/0
Tag
: Silver
Tail: Teal
Body: Orange silk. Green, Red and Brown wool mixed
Ribs: Silver
Hackle: Heron from second turn
Wing: Golden pheasant tail

A pattern from the Farlows book that was given as a challenge on The Spey Tyer group on facebook. The only difference here from the Keson version is the body: Where Kelson had olive-green, Farlows had Green, Red & Brown wool mixed.

Tied this sparsely to bring for fishing, so went with just a few turns of hackle, and a hackle that wasn’t dense in fibers. A pure Golden pheasant wing is not something that is too easy to work with, but as long as you take your time it will come together in the end.