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Tying on another Ghostfl...
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  Cheap Ghost
Posted by: Sky-Pilot - Yesterday, 12:52 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - No Replies

Just finished this one. I am happy with it, some will think furbody is to fat but i like it tjis way. As you see ordinary green hacklefeather for qbird. Hook i dont know anything about except i remember i got it in a trade from a chap in US but i sadly dont remember his name. I never been good marking things with name and dates and so on.



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  Tying on another Ghostfly
Posted by: Sky-Pilot - Yesterday, 07:51 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (2)

Hello. I tying on a Ghostfly but when i was looking for the hook for the Ghost i found these two old flies from my early tying period when i still use the vise. Both seems been used in fishing. Luckly i didnt catch anything on these two. Gut is very very skinny hehe. Not much to look at but was funny to find em.



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  One for the GH project
Posted by: Bob Mac Donald - 11-10-2019, 09:22 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (3)

From a week ago.

   




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  Another GreenHighlanders.
Posted by: Bob Mac Donald - 11-10-2019, 09:17 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (9)

Another from yesterday.

   

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  Greenhighlander
Posted by: Bob Mac Donald - 11-10-2019, 09:15 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (1)

One from a couple of days ago.


   


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  Blue Baron
Posted by: Bob Mac Donald - 11-10-2019, 09:12 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (3)

One from a couple of days ago.

   

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  Hollows
Posted by: Bob Mac Donald - 11-10-2019, 09:08 PM - Forum: General Fishing Flies - Replies (2)

Some hollows I tie for the salt.

   



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  Shannon Butcher
Posted by: 2ndmillion - 11-05-2019, 09:51 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

After seeing Dave’s dressing I had to give this pattern a try. Wish I would have used a more suitable hook to tie on...but here it is. I did forget to add guinea in the wing.

Reg,

Marty

   

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  Atlantic Salmon Fly International (ASFI) 2020
Posted by: CSFT II - 11-04-2019, 01:34 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

I figure this would get the most traffic if posted here on the site.....

Be sure to check out the web site for the Atlantic Salmon Fly International (ASFI) scheduled for next year...September 25, 26, 27, 2020 in Syracuse, NY. Looking at the tyers already listed and the various other plans/activities it promises to be a great event no matter your level of tying nor your personal interest...as in classic flies, modern free form artistic type...whatever.

Check it out at https://www.asfi2020.com  I think...actually I know it will wet your appetite to make an effort to attend. I have already decided to be there...but of course it is only 4 1/2 hours by car from where I sit.

Sure hope I got that link correct Confused

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  Mar Lodge...A Favorite Of Mine
Posted by: CSFT II - 11-04-2019, 10:45 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (5)

This fly has been sitting in the vise complete for 5 days and finally my adult type responsibilities have given me a day off and the time to photograph the fly and post it here.

Now to personal observations.....

I have always liked the Pryce-Tannatt version of this pattern for a rather simple reason. The only dyed material is the black floss making up the center section of the body. Everything else is just the pure natural feathers as they come off the bird. Yea the tinsel is man made, but hey a little flash is always needed.

As I am wont to do I went for something a little different than the last time I tied this pattern some 3 or 4 years ago. I wanted a lower sleeker look to the fly so I had to get that wing and underwing to cooperate. Now that the fly is done I'm not sure how I feel...but see below for further thoughts* This style isn't much of what I would call a show piece, but it looks like a good fishing fly...and after all that is what this flies were meant to be since day one.

I should also mention the hook is a Ronn Lucas, Sr. Harrison & Bartleet 3/0 XL.

*I guess I am actually happy with the result since I accomplished what I was looking for in style and appearance.

I've also tried some different angles on the photos as an experiment looking for your thoughts on that as well.

       
       

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