The Dee Strip Wing Fly
Proper wing mounting for the Dee Strip Wing
After seeing how loosely the term "Spey Fly" has been applied to
various flies in recent years, I was hesitant to show this. Many of
the flies you see today have none of the characteristics that made
the Spey fly unique and effective.
The Dee Strip Wing gets it's name from the Aberdeenshire Dee
river in Scotland. These flies are similar to the Spey fly, but the Dee
flies are on extra long shank hooks. The body is kept slim for better
sinking and the hackle moves through the water like individual
fingers. The most unique feature about the Dee Strip wing is how
the wings are mounted.
If you begin seeing Dee Strip Wing flies, you can refer back to this
to see the characteristics that the fly should have.
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