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Spey Hackles - Sol Duc
By Bob Petti
The Sol Duc, one of the famous steelhead spey flies developed by Syd Glasso.
The steelhead spey flies of the late Syd Glasso have spawned a whole genre of fly tying. Differing from their classic cousins, Syd's flies are typically very bright and often use a pair of hackle tips for the wing in place of the traditional bronze mallard. Not all of his flies have as many ingredients as the Sol Duc, but I'm hard pressed to pick one that I like better. The combination of colors, the use of a topping, and the overall shape of the fly I find very appealing.
TMC 7999, #2
|Thread||Black Danville 6/0|
|Tail||Golden Pheasant Crest|
|Body||Rear half orange floss, front half orange SLF|
|Rib||Oval Silver Tinsel|
|Hackle||Yellow Saddle Hackle palmered behind ribbing|
|Wing||Orange Hackle Tip|
|Topping||Golden Pheasant Crest|
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