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Lucas' South Fork Salmon River Spey  
Adapted from Dr. David Burns original Spey Pattern 
Dressed by Clark Lucas

Lucas' South Fork Salmon River Spey 

Pattern: Lucas' South Fork Salmon River Spey

Hook: Alex Jackson Spey, Diachii, 3/0:Shewey, barb pinched before inserted in vise

Thread: Griffon's 14/0, Black

Body: Underbody Pearsall's Silver Stout to form body, Overbody: Pearsall's Purple Silk Floss, Unistretch Hot Pink floss palmered above Flat Silver embossed medium Tinsel.

Tinsel/Tag: Counterwind: small gold Oval Tinsel, Oval Silver tinsel after flat embossed silver tinsel

Spey Feathers: 1/2 stripped matched for tip of spey feather insert at rear, Black Jumbo size Blue-earred Pheasant (BEP), palmered 1/2 following from rear forward behind Hot Pink Unistretch, held by weighted hacklle plier. Front 1/2, Jumbo Purple BEP tied in at head usi9ng butt of Spey feather stripped correctly for palmering to meet Black BEP. Counterwind holds it all down and clip excess (for a smaller spey). .

Beard: 1/2 stripped Gadwall tied butt first 3 winds so barbules flow under body.

Shellback: Bronze Mallard 1/4" a left and right side strip tied in one at time T.E. Pryce-Tannatt style. wrap back to beard to keep a small head

Head: Hard Head - Black

Lucas' South Fork Salmon River Spey was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Clark Lucas, who began showing his flies on this site in 1999

You can read about Clark and see many more of his fine speys by visiting The Flies of Clark Lucas.


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