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A Catalog of Spey and Dee Flies

Glen Grant
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Glen Grant
Major James Grant
Hook: Alec Jackson's Pryce-Tannatt Rational #4/0 blind eye.
Rib: 5 turns of wide flat silver tinsel, with medium silver oval tinsel as a counter-rib.
Tail: golden pheasant yellow rump feather tip.
Butt: yellow Berlin wool for 1/5 total body length.
Body: black Berlin wool.
Hackle: black dyed blue eared pheasant, along the rib.
Collar: teal.
Wing: 6 jungle cock feathers, 3 on each side, the longest inside, shortest outside, so there is a yellow spot at the tip, then white, then yellow, then white.
Overwing: teal.
Head: yellow Berlin wool.
Note: A late 19th century Spey pattern. "Glen Grant" refers to a ravine near the Grant distillery, not to a person's first and last name. The jungle cock is a bit rumpled in this photo; collectible flies would have them in perfect alignment. I suspect those tiers use a bit of head cement to insure this, but that would hinder their freedom of movement in the water.

Fly tied and photographed by R. J. Brown.

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