Here is the fly pattern sheet for Taylor’s Golden Spey.
View from top showing how wing is tied.
Alec Jackson 1.5
Danville 6/0 white and black
Flat silver followed by medium oval twist
Rear half hot orange floss, front half hot orange seal
Golden pheasant breast
Golden pheasant breast set flat over body
Here are a few pictures of the fly in process.
Step 1 – Tinsel attached with floss body and Blue-eared Pheasant.
Step 2 – Front half of fly with dubbed body
Step 3 – Wrap flat tinsel forward and follow with Blue-eared Pheasant hackle. Counter wrap with oval twist.
Step 4 – Tie in collar hackle and pull all fibers downward in preparation of wing.
Finished Fly with wing attached.
I tied this fly as part of a project for a customer. Be sure to read my blog post Spey Fly Project for more about the story of tying the fly as well as a couple variants.
Variant 1 – tied with tinsel for back half of body.
Close-up of tinsel body.
Variant 2 – Final transition using claret or ruby colors for transition to Ruby Spey.
Close-up of Ruby Spey body.