Site hosted by Build your free website today!
Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly Tying Guide  In Memory of Yuri Shumakov 

Tips and Techniques

John Glaspy Flies

Fly Tying

Basic Tying Instructions

Anatomy of a Fly

Salmon and Steelhead Hooks

Fly Tying Tools

Materials Glossary

Fly Patterns

Fly Search

Match Flies to Species

Contributing Tyers

Show Your Flies Here

More Information 

Steelhead Facts

Pacific Salmon Facts

Tips and Techniques


Site Map




Photo Gallery

                         Bruce's Spey
                               A John Glaspy Fly
Bruce�s Spey, Designed and Tied by John Glaspy
Name Bruce's Spey
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 1.5-1/0 Alec Jackson or equivalent, gold hook preferred
ThreadHot pink
Weight30 turns of .15 lead
TagGold holographic tinsel (unless using gold hook, then omit)
TailOrange marabou, length 1.5 x hook gap
BodyRear half: flat silver holographic tinsel overwound with clear half round or v-rib front half: hot orange antron or SLF dubbing
RibSmall silver wire wound through Spey hackles (front half of fly only)
Hackle(Over front half of body only) rearward portion: two-three turns of fuchsia or hot pink burnt Spey; front most portion: two-three turns of hot orange burnt Spey
WingHot pink bunny, zonker style, short overtail," with hide same length as marabou
CollarGuinea dyed hot pink
HeadThread egg, painted hot pink then epoxyed

"Bruce's Spey" was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, John Glaspy. You can see more of his flies for Pacific Salmon at The Flies of John Glaspy.

Tying Instructions

1. Wind 30 wraps of .15 lead on front portion of fly; start thread and cover hook.
2. If using a black hook, tie in, wind, tie off and trim the gold Mylar tag.
3. Tie in the marabou tail, with length 1.5 times the hook gap.
4. Measure, cut and tie in bunny strip, zonker-style, with tag hide equal in length to the marabou. Tie off, whip finish and cement knot on bottom, being careful not to get cement on bunny hair. (It helps to dampen and separate the bunny hair at the tie in point. I use a bobbin threader to whip finish by winding around the threader 5 times, then cutting thread and putting the cut end through the threader loop.)
5. Restart the thread at rear of fly, tie in clear half-round and mylar.
6. Wind the Mylar forward over the rear half of body, tie off and wind the clear half round forward, tying off at same point. (Similar to Crazy Charlie Fly body)
7. Tie in small silver wire at this body half way point.
8. Tie in fuchsia Spey hackle.
9. Add orange dubbing, and dub forward covering half of the remaining hook. 10. Wind the fuchsia Spey forward, and tie off.
11. Dub the remaining body forward, leaving room for head.
12. Tie in orange Spey hackle.
13. Wind the orange Spey hackle forward and tie off.
14. Wind the small silver wire through the Spey hackles, being careful not to bind down any fibers and tie off. (I try to take twice as many turns as I did of for hackles, so that hackles are very reinforced).
15. Bring bunny strip tight over body and tie off.
16. Tie in, wind, and tie off the guinea collar.
17. Cover head with thread to form small egg, (optional: paint head with hot pink lacquer). Cover head with clear 5 minute epoxy, rotate until tacky. Set aside to dry.

Home  |  About Salmonfly.Net  |  Links  |  Stores  |  Contact the Webmaster


This page is maintained by Salmonfly.Net (Friday, January 30, 1998 to )