NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo

Spey Plate - 2016

One classic pattern. Multiple interpretations from a variety of talented tyers. Tastefully mounted together in a giant framed shadowbox. What do you have? The Spey Plate. And what a collection it is!

Originated some years ago by John Shewey, the Spey Plate has been one of the most soughtafter items at the annual auction held during the banquet at the NW Fly Tyers Expo. The premise was simple: John would select a Spey fly pattern - antique or modern, well-known classic or obscure gem -invite a few of his tying friends to tie it, and then mount the results for some lucky bidder to claim. John passed the duties of ringleader to Rich Youngers a few years ago who carried on the tradition in grand fashion creating such memorable plates as the Black Dog and one featuring all 16 patterns from Knox's iconic work Autumns on the Spey. In 2012, Rich handed the reins to Monte Smith who enthusiastically embraced the challenge.

Spey Plate 2016

The fly this year is the The Claret Brown and promises to be another grand display. Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of tying history!

Fly Tyer Contributors:

Jay Yockel, Rich Youngers, Rocky Hammond, Monte Smith, Andrew Marshall, David Burns, Hunter Bachand, Paul Rossman, Byron Bjerke, Dareld Thompson, Royce Stearns, Jon Harrang, Hal Gordon, Bob Newman, Jim Ferguson, Garren Wood, Jerry Criss, Jeff Smith, Sherry Steele, Jim Fisher, Glenn Wilson, Bill Lovelace, Clark Lucas, David Hunter, and Greg Clarke




Past Plates

2012 Spey Plate

Spey Plate 2012

Spey Plate 2013 Fly

Spey Plate 2013

Spey Plate 2014

Spey Plate 2016