MP's "Bent Turkey"
Named for Tbender (bend, bent, get it?) who brought
me a SLEW of wild turkey feathers to play around with! Anyway, after
several attempts (over 2 hours) of concocting this pattern, here's
the final version you see above:
Hook - Patridge Bartleet 1/0
Tag - Ten Turns Fine Gold Oval Tinsel + 1 turn
Dubbing - Black SLF
Rib - Counterwound 4 Strand Floss, Red
Wing - Matched, Bronze w/light tip Turkey Body
Feather Strips (Flank or Back I think..I don't have a whole skin
to figure it out), set low and tented (spey style).
Throat - roughly 20 Strands of Fine Marabou stripped
from the feather below where the "winging" materials are.
Thread - Black 8/0
Honestly, I thought a LONG TIME about how I wanted
to hackle this spey, and when I held up some of the turkey marabou
at the throught it all just made perfect sense; it didn't need a
typical spey hackling...the long throat worked perfectly.