Cheapskate Intro
Cheapskate Heron
Lady Caroline
Cheapskate Green Butt

Cheapskate Green Butt

The Cheapskate Heron is a poor man's Spey fly.

By Martin Joergensen

A combo of the cheapskate fly idea and a Green Butt.

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Sprite, normal size 2
Green floss
Silver tinsel
Thin oval Golden tinsel
Black floss
Grey heron, Cheapskate Heron style
Throat hackle:
Red Golden pheseant body feather
Golden pheseant tail

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The key to successful feather wings is to remember: left side feather goes on as right side wing and opposite. Massage the strips to the right curve before tying in with a pinch grip and a loose thread loop.

User comments
From: Ken Yamazaki · nobukoyam·at·  Link
Submitted December 19th 2007

Can you show me how to tie on the Feather wings? I get to the point where you tie the fibers on, and then the wing fibers get tangled up and uneven.

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