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South Fork Salmon River Spey (Burns)
Tied By William Lovelace

South Fork Salmon River Spey (Burns)


South Fork Salmon River Spey

Category Summer Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson 1.5
Thread White Danville Flymaster under the body
Tag Fine Oval Silver Tinsel

Purple Silk Floss; Black Punch Yarn


Wide Flat Silver Tinsel followed by Medium Oval Silver Tinsel; Hot Pink Floss over the flat tinsel; Fine Oval Silver Tinsel counter ribbing the hackle

Hackle Purple dyed Blue Eared Pheasant
Throat Gadwall
Wing Bronze Mallard

Black 8/0 Uni-Thread

South Fork Salmon River Spey comes from the bench of Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.

Bill's notes: "This is a Dr. David Burns fly. You can read more about this fly in John Shewey’s book Spey Flies & Dee Flies."

Read more about William Lovelace and see more of his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

Webmaster's notes: If you are looking for a definitive reference about Spey and Dee flies, I highly recommend John Shewey's book mentioned by Bill above. It is an excellent source of information about the history of Spey and Dee flies, the materials used, and the techniques used in their construction, along with numerous fly patterns with beautiful color plates to illustrate. Dr. David Burns, who originated this pattern tied by Bill has it and several others listed in the book. Dr Burns also has one the versions that he tied on his page on this site.

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