No Name Dee
Tied by Harry Lemire*
The side photo shows the attitude of a typical Dee Wing fly's
wing, hackle, JC eyes and overall appearance while the top view shows
how the wings are actually split apart. The wings, eyes and sometimes
body arrangements are what set the Dees and Speys apart even though they
are similar in other features.
Hook: Long shank blind eye.
Tag: Gold oval tinsel.
Tail: Golden Pheasant veiled by Peacock.
Butt: Black Ostrich.
Body: Rear ¼ buttercup floss ribbed with
fine gold oval tinsel, front ¾ fuchsia Seal ribbed
with flat gold tinsel followed by fine gold oval tinsel.
Hackle: Heron or substitute.
Wing: Bleached Peacock secondaries tied Dee style.
Sides: Jungle Cock tied low.
About Harry Lemire*
Harry is a Pacific Northwest legendary fly fisher and
Tyer. He is one of a group of guys that developed new
tying and fishing techniques and styles. While Harry
has fished for any number of different fish, he has
become known for his Salmon and Steelhead fishing and
tying. Trey Combs, author of Steelhead Fly Fishing
and Flies published by Salmon Trout Steelheader
says, "Steelheading with the fly is Harry Lemire's world.
Were there a National Steelheading League, he would be a
star 'quarterback.' He understands all parts of the contest
between patient man and the Steelhead. Fly tying, designing
lines, testing equipment and, searching for new rivers are
passions. I know of no better or more gracious angler."
I don't know how many new rivers Harry is discovering
these days but I can say that Harry is indeed a gracious
angler and Tyer who is anxious to share his talents and
knowledge with others.
Harry ties his flies (works of art really) every year at
the Tyer's Expo in Eugene Oregon and dazzles the folks
as he assembles his flies without the aid of a vise.
The crowd around his table is always twice as big as
other tables and there is no question when Harry finishes
a fly as the room is filled with applause.
Harry is one of those quiet and unassuming individuals
who does not boast of his achievements but, let's his
works speak for him. And, speak they do to those of
us who have been lucky to meet this patient and gracious
angler. ~ RL
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