Strip-Wing, Dee and Spey Salmon Flies
This page is devoted to the Strip-Wing, Dee and Spey style of salmon flies. These are the flies associated most closely with Steelhead flies.
The word Dee comes from England where many of the famous rivers such as the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee and the Aberdeenshire Dee saw this style of salmon fly become famous for its catches of Atlantic salmon in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Flies such as the Dunt by George M. Kelson, the Francis Favorite by Francis Francis and the Tartan by Sir Herbet Maxwell are some of the best known examples of this these styles of tying.
Today these styles of flies are almost the sole domain of the Steelhead fly tier but its origins are purely salmon in nature. Today Bob Veverka carries on this tradition of tying. Some of his work can be found in Michael Radencich's book "Tying the Classic Salmon Fly". Below you will find just a sampling of what this style of salmon fly has to offer.
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