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  Stout Lite
Posted by: dave gotzmer - 05-19-2018, 10:08 AM - Forum: General Fishing Flies - Replies (2)

Here's a modern fly that was tied for Steelies.  Maybe it would do well in eastern Canada for AS.  It's plenty sturdy, with a good mix of resilience and brightness.  I'm particularly happy with the use of goose biots as veilings. They are tied in slightly splayed on the bottom and widely splayed on top.  The shortish strip wing is Macaw covert and the crests are Amgold.  Any thoughts?

dave



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  MSS Sabre 6/0
Posted by: JKFlies - 05-15-2018, 10:19 AM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (7)

With my daughter moving onto high school next year, I wanted to do something for the middle school principal that saw both my children get through with good experiences.  Most likely he'll have no idea what this is, so I'll have some explaining to do.

I plan to put it in a shadow box with the school logo in it.

Thanks for looking.

Jon

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  An Old Irish Gentleman
Posted by: Jim Montgomery - 05-11-2018, 09:25 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (4)

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For your amusement

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Star "The Penguin" - Settling a Bet
Posted by: CSFT II - 05-10-2018, 12:50 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (3)

Well...I lost my bet with Gordeaux over the outcome of the Flyers/Penguins series in the NHL playoffs. Now I always payoff my bets...in this case it was to be a salmon fly of the loser's choice.

Rather than a standard classic, what I did was put one of Gordeaux's hooks in the vise, rooted through materials and dug out anything I could find that was based on the colors of the Penguin's uniforms...specifically black, white and yellow. With no specific plan in mind I began to tie the fly...and what you see here is the end result.

It was fun to do and I was pretty pleased...and after he received the fly in the mail yesterday I got the expected phone call this morning. He too was pleased with the fly whicch makes me happy...he has been a tough task master, friend, and a big help with my learning to tie classic salmon flies.

I named the fly appropriately enough "The Penguin". Thoughts welcome of course.....

Cheers,
George

PS - I now realize this probably should have been posted in the "Artistic and Creative" area...sorry folks......



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  Inchiquin
Posted by: Aix sponsa - 05-08-2018, 02:20 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (3)

Another Irish fly, size 2 this time.

not the prettiest of salmon flies, and likely came in before the gaudy style of the late 19th century.

Interesting in that it uses the peacock blues, which i've only seen in Irish patterns. Plenty of Mallard too....another feature of the Irish patterns

Enjoy

Eunan

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  Green Silk
Posted by: Aix sponsa - 05-05-2018, 05:18 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (4)

Irish Pattern, this is the first of two versions listed in Malone, Irish Trout and Salmon Flies

Tied at size 3.

AS

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  Speyish squirrel tail
Posted by: dave gotzmer - 05-05-2018, 10:00 AM - Forum: General Fishing Flies - Replies (2)

Sent to one of our western steelhead fishermen.  It's on the smallish side with golden pheasant providing the hackle.  Other than the Hawkshead rear veiling she's an inexpensive dressing that hopefully suggests the profile of a classic Spey fly

dave



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Question HMH TRV Vise
Posted by: CSFT II - 05-03-2018, 06:43 AM - Forum: Coffee and Fritters - Replies (1)

The other day I was reminded of the internet chatter from last fall about the new HMH TRV Vise being introduced.

Has anyone out there purchased and/or tried tying on one?

I'm not trying to get rid of my Renzetti or anything Tongue Just curious to see of it has lived up to the initial hype and expectations.

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  Golden Pheasant #
Posted by: JKFlies - 04-26-2018, 06:50 PM - Forum: Classic Wet Flies - Replies (4)

Oh boy I've been out of wet fly practice for a little while and I need some brushing up.

This is tied on a Mustad 3890 #1.

Proportions are not right and the floss is sloppy.

Thanks for looking though.

Jon

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  Two creatives that catch
Posted by: dave gotzmer - 04-21-2018, 09:02 AM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (2)

When fishing is tough in local waters, I move quickly from hope/experiments to experience when it comes to selecting a fly.  Now and then "new" patterns prove themselves early and that's a great feeling.  Both of these dressings showed promise early and consistently.  Variations are still in my box, some with olive materials.  They both share bronze finished hooks. bare shanks, colors and sparseness that reflect the waters I fish, the type of fishing I prefer, and creative solutions.

dave



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