The Elusive Spey Fly
For better or for worse, usually for worse, a "Spey fly" has come to mean virtually
any fly tied with long, flowing hackle ... just as a "Spey rod" is a rather loose term
that refers to any two-handed rod. In this article, Topher Brown draws from angling
literature and presents evidence that the term "Spey fly" refers specifically to at least 16
British flies that were developed specifically for the Spey River.
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