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Blue & Gold Spey Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Tag: UTC French Tinsel Oval Gold Medium
Body: UNI-Floss Doc.Blue
Rib: UTC French Tinsel Oval Gold Medium
Hackle: Spirit River Spey Hackle
Throat: Guineafowl
Wing: Veniard Mallard Duck Bronze Shoulder Medium

A rather quick test to work with the Mallard wing and the spey hackle. The Blue/Gold in the body came out really good and I think the spey hackle will give it a good deal of life in the water.


52 weeks: 10 – Sky is the limit Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tag: UTC French Tinsel
Body: Wapsi Angora Goat Kingfisher Blue
Rib: UTC French Tinsel
Body Hackle: Schlappen White & Grey
Throat: Spirit River Spey Hackle Bright Blue
Side: The Fly Co Ringneck Kingfisher Blue, JC
Wing: Veniard Mallard Duck Bronze Shoulders Medium

With the theme “sky is the limit” I started with the blue as a center piece and decided to got for a spey-style fly composed around blue/white/grey. This is the first spey-style fly I have done and I think the colors and flow of it came out ok. The Wing could be a bit flatter, but I did have some issues tying them in.



Rabbit Zonkers

Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 Black
Tail/Body: Single strip of Rabbit Zonker, Tan

Never worked with Zonkers before, but this might be the simplest one yet: a single strip of Rabbit zonker, wrapped around the hook, tied in with thread. I fished this last weekend and got myself a Pollock, so I know it works. The Zonker really flows in the water: the tail and the body hair on this makes for very fluid motion. Of course I had to get a couple of other colors for the sea-trout fishing I’m going for this weekend.