Black Heron Spey
I have seen at least 6 different variations all
called the Black Heron Spey. The ones that caught my attention most
have used hackle tips for the wing, such as the one I tied above.
This traditional pattern is certainly one to try..very similar to
using a black wolley bugger, but a much more elegant fly!
Pattern (as tied above)
Hook - Daiichi 2161 size 1
Body - 1/2 silver tinsel, front have Black Chenille
Rib - Silver Oval Tinsel, Fine
Spey Hackle - Black
Throat / Collar - Guinea Fowl
Wing - 4 Matched Black Hackle Tips (or Hen Tips, or Black Quill
Thread - Black
Another variation that I've also seen as the "Black
Heron"; this was actually one of my first "traditional"
spey ties ever:
Differences in the second fly:
Hook - Salmon, Size 2
Body - black floss
Main Rib - Silver Flat Tinsel
Leading Rib - Fine Oval Tinsel, Silver
Spey Hackle - Gray