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Poodle BItes.SSNP
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Teal Fly?
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How to prepare a hook for...
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  Poodle BItes.SSNP
Posted by: Tidal - 2 hours ago - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - No Replies

...a little nod to Zappa, and a round about way to get at what it's really about.

   

   

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  Teal Fly?
Posted by: JKFlies - 07-18-2018, 08:34 AM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (6)

I learned a valuable lesson this weekend, be careful what you promise.

I spent a good portion of Saturday fishing with John and we got into some nice fish, especially John!

When I got home I was already coming down from fishing and ready to relax and my lovely wife reminded me I promised her cousin a "teal" fly  and we were going to a party with them the following day. 

So I promptly went through feathers and materials and looked for anything remotely close to teal and this is what I put together.

Not my best work, but I'll take it for speed tying and whether or not it's teal I will leave that up to you all LOL.

Thanks for looking.

Jon

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  Lang Syne
Posted by: 2ndmillion - 07-16-2018, 02:47 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

I was gifted an 8/0 Rienhold and wanted to tie something good on it. I struggle for 3 days to complete this pattern. Although there are some flaws I’m pretty happy with the outcome. Love Traherne’s patterns except for the difficulty of tying them and the expense.

Regards,

Marty
   

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  How to prepare a hook for a Boutonnière
Posted by: JKFlies - 07-13-2018, 06:18 PM - Forum: Tutorials - Replies (7)

Hopefully this will help some of you.

Val, I would welcome any feedback from you.

I'm the Keith Moon of soldering; sloppy.

Tools:

File
Wire cutters
2 straight pins

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Soldering iron
Solder
Flux

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Use the wire cutters to clip the heads of the pins off.

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Use some pliers to bend the clipped pins into an "L" shape.

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Use the file to score the hook shank so that solder will stick to it.

Spread some flux on the hook shank.

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Silver the hook shank with your soldering iron and some solder.

Try to spread it as thin as possible.

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Dip the clipped pins into solder.

One at a time, hold each pin against the hook shank using a pair of pliers.

Use your soldering iron to apply solder to each pin.

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Use a grinding tool or file to even out the solder points.

This is a finished hook ready for tying.

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Another view of a finished hook.

If you want to spend more time evening out the solder points, you can, but I build such thick bodies that I'm not too concerned about how it looks underneath.

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  Jock Scott Grub
Posted by: Jim Montgomery - 07-13-2018, 02:11 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (2)

Bismark Brown, Interesting color

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  Ursula - Farlows
Posted by: Jim Montgomery - 07-13-2018, 12:50 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

Another pretty one

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  Kennedy's Grub - Farlows
Posted by: Jim Montgomery - 07-13-2018, 08:37 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (3)

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A bright fly for sure

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  Wedding boutonnieres
Posted by: JKFlies - 07-12-2018, 01:39 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (6)

Some flies I tied for a friends wedding.  I have one more of the groomsman flies to tie (the 2 behind the first one).

Thanks to John McLain as always for getting me the right colors, he's a miracle worker.

What you are not seeing are the pins behind these flies.  I took straight pins and snipped off the flat head part and bent them into an L shape, then soldered them to the shank of the hook.  There are 2 pins per fly so they don't spin.

This must be a thing now since this is the 3rd set of boutonnieres that I've done.

Thanks for looking.

Jon

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  4 wt streamer
Posted by: dave gotzmer - 07-11-2018, 01:20 PM - Forum: General Fishing Flies - Replies (4)

Great light pattern that has been compared to Walt Johnson's Spectral Spider.  Lots of feathers and bare shank.  Size # 8

dave



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  Finally Tried A "Flag Fly"
Posted by: CSFT II - 07-01-2018, 01:39 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (8)

I've been wanting to do this pattern for some time and after the hook sitting in the vise for weeks it is done in time for July 4th.

Everyone seems to have their own variation for this pattern...and this is mine. I went into this with no specific plan except the colors of course...and I am reasonably pleased. The head probably should have been finished with red or blue head cement (nail polish?) The topping is a little out of sort close to the head, but that may be able to be corrected with a little careful preening. I purposely made the throat long...just always like that anyway.

Finally the hook was a gift from JKFlies...it is a powder coated red finish from a well known maker. Jon swore me to secrecy...so I can't say who made it.

Hope you enjoy and Happy 4th of July everyone and Happy Canada Day today to our friends to the north.

Cheers,
George



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