Author Topic: October Caddis Spey Variant  (Read 941 times)

Offline McFly

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
  • Karma: +7/-0
October Caddis Spey Variant
« on: March 19, 10:03PM »
Here is a variant of the October Caddis Spey found in Chris Mann's "Featherwing and Hackle" from the "Flies for Salmon" series.  This is my first crack at bronze mallard and one of only a handful of spey flies I have ever tied.  I feel as though we don't have the water here for flies of this style at most times of the year, although I do plan to try this one in tidal pools.  It really looks as though it would make a killer fall steelhead pattern.  Seeing as how PEI now has an extended steelhead season on up to five rivers this fall, it would seem as I need to expand my fall repertoire. 



Tag: Flat Gold Tinsel
Body: Hot Orange Seal Fur
Ribbing: Oval Gold Tinsel
Body Hackle:  Webby Brown Neck Hackle
Front Hackle:  Golden Pheasant Breast Feather over Hot Orange Schlappen
Wing: Bronze Mallard
Head: Hot Orange Seals Fur and Black Tying Thread
Taylor

"Neatness doesn't count in a fly that catches fish"   B. Freeman

Offline Charles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1873
  • Karma: +10/-0
Re: October Caddis Spey Variant
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 11:22PM »
Nice work!
A salmon is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.

Offline Chris

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 619
  • Karma: +17/-0
  • Chris Sinclair
    • MegaTroutFishing's Videos
Re: October Caddis Spey Variant
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 11:35PM »
HOT FLY MAN!  8)

Offline backcountrycapers

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3101
  • Karma: +29/-0
Re: October Caddis Spey Variant
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 08:23AM »
That I like  lots...
'Every single turn of the thread better have a damn good reason for being there'.
John Gierach

Offline Dan

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1745
  • Karma: +12/-0
Re: October Caddis Spey Variant
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 06:39PM »
Beauty!