Spey Flies
My second love behind the full dressed featherwing flies would have to be the old Scottish Spey & Dee patterns.
The old ghillies used barnyard materials & the furs & feathers obtained while hunting as a matter of economy. While it's no longer legal to use heron, rail, kite, & plumage from other protected species, we have excellent substitutes available. Wild turkey, pheasants, & other game birds have feather markings similar to the protected species, & are very effective on fishing flies. Modern patterns keep the style & character of the Spey/Dee fly, while using "hot" colors that are deadly on steelhead.

The Winters Hope
With thanks to Bill McMillan
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Hook: Any salmon/steelhead type Sample is an Alec Jackson # 1.5
Thread/head: Wine colored 8/0 or 12/0 Small, tapered head
Tag: Bright yellow floss From barb to point
Tail: G. P. crest A "topping" about 1- 1 1/2 hook gaps long
Butt: Yellow ostrich herl 2 turns over hook point to hide tie-offs
Body: Bright blue floss Smooth & tapered
Ribs: Medium oval silver tinsel 5 turns evenly spaced; tie off UNDER shank
Hackle: Kingfisher blue schlappen Wound tight behind the ribs, from 2nd turn
Throat: Hot purple mallard flank 2 turns only, wound "doubled"
Wing: Narrow strips of hot orange goose or turkey Set flat & tentlike

The Jaeger Spey
With Thanks to Bud "old coot" Smithers , who originated this pattern as a whole feather wing salmon fly; the "German Forest Ranger".
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Hook= Any long shank, light wire salmon/steelhead model Sample fly is on an Alec Jackson #1 1/2
Thread= Black 6/0-12/0
Tag= Fine silver tinsel  Oval tinsel is stronger than flat, & adds a bit more flash
Tail= G.P.crest Crests are often referred to as "toppings" in the old tying books
Butt= Black dyed ostrich herl 2 turns only, to hide the tie-offs of the tag & tail. Avoid leaving excess material forward of the butt; it will make a "lumpy" body
Body= Black silk floss Floss is tied in at the front, & wound towards the butt; binding down the ribbing tinsel. Reverse direction, & tie in the hackle tip with the floss. This tie in should be at the point where the 2nd or 3rd turn of ribbing crosses under the body
Ribs= Flat & fine oval gold tinsel 5 or 6 turns, with the oval butting against the trailing edge of the flat
Hackle= Imitation heron belly, dyed loden green Use a permanent marker to blacken the tips of a green dyed maribou hackle. Strip one side, & wrap immediately behind the tinsel rib
Throat= Teal flank Tied in by the tip, "doubled", & wrap 2 or 3 turns
Wing= Goose strips dyed loden green, with narrow strip of yellow over narrow strip of black married to top edge Reversing the thread will prevent the far wing from collapsing. The yellow strip replaces a topping, which was used in the original Ranger type wing. The black strip replaces the bars in the original's tippet wing.
Cheeks= Jungle cock Set drooping

Green Butt Skunk Spey
This is a variation on the old Pacific North West steelhead standard. It uses soft materials that give more action & mobility in the water than the chenille & bucktail used in the original. I like to tie it on fairly large hooks. The fly in the picture is on an Alec Jackson #1 1/2. The nickel plating prevents the floss butt from turning "muddy" in the water.
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Hook=Any salmon/steelhead model Partridge "N" series have a 2x long shank, similar to the old Spey/Dee style.
Thread=Black 6/0-12/0
Butt=Flourescent Lime floss Underwrap with silver tinsel, or use plated hook.
Tail=G. P. crest dyed bright red 1-1 hook gaps long
Body=Black dyed seal or substitute Loop dub loosely
Ribs=Flat silver tinsel & fine oval silver (wire) 5 turns only.Oval is counter-wrapped to re-enforce hackle. "Pick" hackle clear as wire is wrapped.
Hackle=Schlappen or imitation heron ie:maribou or pheasant rump, dyed black From 2nd turn of flat tinsel, & following back edge of tinsel. Right handed tyers will strip left side of feather, & tie in by tip. 
Throat=Mallard flank dyed chartreuse Tie in by tip, "fold" or "double", & wrap 2 turns. Tie off under shank to avoid a lump at the wing position.
Wing=Narrow strips of white goose or turkey Set low & tented. Reversing the thread helps prevent crushing the far side wing. Practice will allow setting both at once.

Halloween Spey
This is a modern variant, tied in the old style. The combination gives a great silhouhette, with just a touch of hot color that seems to turn on fall steelies. I like to tie it on fairly large hooks, and fish it on a hard swing. The fly in the picture is on an Alec Jackson #1 1/2. The gold plating adds a little extra flash.
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Hook=Any salmon/steelhead model Partridge "N" series have a 2x long shank, similar to the old Spey/Dee style.
Thread=Black 6/0-12/0
Tag=Embossed gold tinsel Butted turns, DO NOT OVERLAP
Tail=G. P. crest dyed hot orange 1-1 hook gaps long
Butt=Hot orange dyed herl 2 turns to hide tail tie-down
Body=Black dyed seal or substitute Loop dub loosely
Ribs=Flat gold tinsel & fine oval gold (wire) 5 turns only.The oval is wrapped touching the back edge of the flat.
Hackle=Schlappen or imitation heron ie:maribou or pheasant rump, dyed black From 2nd turn of flat tinsel, & following back edge of tinsel. Right handed tyers will strip left side of feather, & tie in by tip. 
Throat=Mallard flank dyed hot orange Tie in by tip, "fold" or "double", & wrap 2 turns. Tie off under shank to avoid a lump at the wing position.
Wing=Narrow strips of hot orange goose or turkey Set low & tented. Reversing the thread helps prevent crushing the far side wing. Practice will allow setting both at once.

The Milwaukee Spey
The Milwaukee Spey was created to combine the black/pink colors that are so effective on steelhead into a pattern that would trigger strikes under most conditions of clarity & temperature. Black flies have a good silhouette, & pink gives a splash of hot color. The pattern has been effective on the winter run steelies in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan tributaries.
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Hook: Alec Jackson #1 1/2 or equivilant Any long shank, light wire salmon model
Body: Half hot pink, half black seal Any seal substitute may be used
Ribs: Medium flat & fine oval silver tinsel  5 turns only, with the oval following the flat in touching turns
Hackle: Imitation heron belly dyed hot pink From the 2nd turn of tinsel. Strip one side, & tie in by the tip, from the 2nd or 3rd turn of ribbing.
Throat: Mallard flank dyed hot pink Two turns, "doubled"
Wing: Strips of black goose Set low & flat( tent-like), by reversing the thread
Head: Black thread 6/0-12/0