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  Frustration Fly 7/0
Posted by: 2ndmillion - 03-24-2019, 01:53 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (8)

Was thinking about not completing this fly, but it is growing on me.  I like the overall design but the implementation was horrible. I did shave down the rachis on the wings but not enough. So here it is. Any tips or advise is welcomed. I used to use sandpaper on the rachisbut tried a razor blade on this one.

Regards,

Marty

   

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  Round 2: The Smith
Posted by: djs4263 - 03-24-2019, 07:15 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

   

Thanks for the comments on my last fly.  This fly has a little shorter tail then The Lion I tied, and I do think I prefer the profile.  The pattern called for grey mottled turkey and I wasn't sure how to use it, married or as an underwing.  I get the sense that turkey is usually placed as an underwing so I chose to use it that way.  As I am accumulating materials, my hackles are inconsistent, the red hackle is badger, and I think I prefer its look.  I think the throat follows the profile of the wing better on this fly.  Please keep the advice coming!

Best,

Dave

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  The Lion 3/0
Posted by: djs4263 - 03-22-2019, 12:26 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (8)

   

Hi:  just getting my feet wet with the classic salmon flies and looking for constructive criticism.  One question, is there a preferred wing shape, I see some wings curve up at the tail and some curve down to follow the shape of the topping.

Thanks,
David

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  Maybe Time For A Break??
Posted by: CSFT II - 03-22-2019, 08:19 AM - Forum: Coffee and Fritters - Replies (10)

I guess we all get what I call "tyer's block". I'm going through books looking at patterns I've never tied, styles I've never tied, types of flies I've never tied, use of materials I've never used, etc, etc, etc, and there is nothing happening in the old brain box to get me started.

So what to do?

As I look across my office at the plastic storage boxes of materials I realize what a disorganized disaster they have become...and then I decided that was the way to become inspired. I strongly suspect most if not all of us who tie flies of any sort...let alone classic salmon flies...have a serious fascination with the materials we all acquire over the years. I probably have things I've forgotten about, way too many things I don't need and that inspiration I mentioned is to go through each and every box and bag...every feather and fur to both organize, so I can decide what should stay and...GASP...what should go. I have no doubt it will be fun, it will probably be enlightening and make my tying one heck of a lot simpler.

I have no doubt this is the cure for my tying hiatus of the moment...and I know I will enjoy!!!!

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  the nelly bly noble ds 5/0
Posted by: mitch aka 2 fish - 03-21-2019, 05:39 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (4)

liberties:

modern tag: round fine silver twist and jap 555
body: aj 59, jap 566, jap 557, jap 676 aj 38!!!
rib: sm flat tinsel

everything as per desc. kelson, 1 nov 1884

   

   

marty graciously gifted me the macaw and for that I thank him.
the wing shape I usually prefer is an oval, and a little bit more rotund than the one we're seeing. 
this is one that I would describe as radencichesque... just to annoy the unknowing.

as I knew this was going to look like one of his I chose a low straight tail and a matching tag; be it long and 'modern'.

and if I'm to be honest I did not think it would turn out as nice as it did so I'd chosen some b grade blue jay, the non-show side feathers are quite plain or imperfect though they're identical in their sizes.

a lesson learned?
when I tie the reverse herl head in future I will tie the tip of the feather in as opposed to the base like I do with the butt sections. 
I'll see if I can get bigger barbules over the smaller ones and have a more uniformed head. this one took some 'scruffing'...

cheers,
shawn

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  Rogan, Gapen, and Glasso
Posted by: dave gotzmer - 03-20-2019, 09:49 AM - Forum: General Fishing Flies - Replies (7)

I didn't think of any of these tiers as I dressed this fly.  I completed it and called it my own without taking the time to reflect on how it really came about.

The Irishman Michael Rogan was a great tier.  Most of his work could be best described as being more Pot Roast than Rib Roast.  I love the economy of his tying, the way he blended his materials, and how fishable they are.  Along with the classic body on this fly,  I know he influenced me throughout this dressing and in much of my work.

I am a Muddler Minnow fan, plain and simple.  Don Gapen's pattern, and it's variations, have shaped fly tying for the better.  I know the sculpin-like head and flaired collar are evident in this dressing and I think a silhouette of this fly would showcase my admiration for his contributions.  I think it's interesting that Mr. Gapen's famous fly was not spawned on either coast of America, but in Minnesota, smack in the middle of the country.

The tented wings on this fly are all Syd Glasso.  Although I tie them in shorter than Syd, his hackle wing style adapted well to my type of fishing and I have used it often.  His designs have always inspired my approach to 'winging' a fly.

Sometimes influence to my tying is so embedded or subtle that I lose sight of it's origin.  How about you?   Here's an older pattern that acknowledges the work of those who came before us.

dave



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  Tom Tickler from Tolfey
Posted by: Troutmaddave - 03-15-2019, 07:14 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (4)

   

Like this pattern and after seeing Geert and Matts flies on FB felt inspired to throw one together.
Tied on a Mustad I got from George and his friend at the fly shop. Tweeked the point a bit and clipped of the eye and not a bad looking hook happened!! 
I’m still waiting George for you mixed wing........!!

Cheers
Dave

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  Renzetti master
Posted by: Honyuk96 - 03-13-2019, 02:57 PM - Forum: For Sale - Replies (2)

Saltwater pedestal base version. This vise was just serviced by Renzetti. It has brand new jaws and is in like new working order. $525 pay pailed and buyer pays actual shipping. Please pm w interest.



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  2/0 Chatterer
Posted by: 2ndmillion - 03-12-2019, 11:15 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (7)

First try at a Chatterer pattern with some success. I used all subs on this since it was a practice fly. Things went down hill when I put on the sides. I was going to go back to try a different way to complete them but will tie another practice fly so I didn’t. I also realized that I forgot to add Cotinga/KF cheeks. Overall it was  good practice experience.

Regards,

Marty

   

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  Ghost fly no2
Posted by: Troutmaddave - 03-12-2019, 04:57 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

   


Not sure if this deserves posting, but I might as well. This one inspired by a recent post here is full of subs. Have to use em, as I don’t have budget for the materials. Getting to the end of my bustard stash as well.
So anyway the hook is a slight rework of a 3/0 Mustad Limerick.

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