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  Sir Herbert
Posted by: djs4263 - Yesterday, 10:00 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (3)

   
Hi All:

This is Maxwells pattern. Misjudged the body hackle starting point so it's not tight against rib at its first turn.  Left off the chenille head intentionally, and the peacock herl in the wing unintentionally  Dodgy  . 

Best,
Dave

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  Iron brothers made ////////16\\\\\\\\ for tempering!
Posted by: switch! - Yesterday, 03:51 PM - Forum: Hooks - No Replies

Iron brothers made ////////16\\\\\\\\ for tempering! Wink



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  KO
Posted by: Ronn Lucas Sr. - 09-16-2020, 05:36 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (3)

Here's one for you KO. Here is one I call Lord Stand By Me after the song. Hook is one of my Noble C bronze hooks. A big one. With a glass bead like you requested. 



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  My Love for Classic Salmon Flies
Posted by: Matt Bagshaw - 09-16-2020, 02:20 PM - Forum: Coffee and Fritters - Replies (2)

Just thought i'd share this picture.  I've always been fascinated by the myriad of colors and textures of the bodies of salmon flies.  It keeps me coming back to the vise for more.  

The ribbing being just so, and the tag framing the rear of the fly.  Makes you eye go a long the fly to take it all in.

This picture is a collection of 36 flies I tied, with the focus on the body.  I like doing this so I can also see how consistent my tying is.  Its a good way, even if its three or four flies, to pic out areas to improve on. 

What are some of the reasons you guys/gals love tying them? What keeps you coming back? 

   

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  Random Group from Francis
Posted by: Matt Bagshaw - 09-16-2020, 02:09 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (5)

A continuation of the project...through some digging around various editions, I believe I've settled in on 409 unique dressings from FF.  Give or take, which I bet there is some more give if I keep digging.

Nonetheless...

The "Mystery" for the Suir
   

no.1 for the Owenmore, these were patterns that were given in later editons when the traditonal "maned" flies were no longer en vogue
   

no.1 for the Kerry Blackwater
   

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  Blacker’s Shannon flies 1-12 complete
Posted by: Arno_Geldenhuys - 09-16-2020, 07:00 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (7)

Finally after a few months all 12 flies are complete. I’ve learnt a lot about these flies and was given some very good advice and guidance along the way by some of the best Blacker fly tiers around. I’m always open to critique because that’s the only way to learn so please feel free guys.



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  Blacker’s Shannon no 10
Posted by: Arno_Geldenhuys - 09-14-2020, 07:21 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

Blacker’s Shannon no 10. Another one of my favorites from WB. I finally got a chance to use the COR subs that I got from Alessandro Di Taj Mahal a while ago. One more Shannon to go and they’ll be complete.



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  Bessy Smith
Posted by: Ronn Lucas Sr. - 09-12-2020, 07:57 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (5)

I call this one Bessy Smith


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the Blues singer. The hook is one of my Wm. Bartleet & Sons 5/0 bronze hooks. The wing is hybrid Pintail Duck, Nicobar Pigeon (side & topping) & Amgold Pheasant. Tail silver Monkey, rear body veil is Peahen.



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  Fritters
Posted by: Ronn Lucas Sr. - 09-12-2020, 03:25 PM - Forum: Coffee and Fritters - Replies (3)

Hooray!!! Voodoo Doughnuts just opened a store just blocks from me and I got two of the best fritters on the planet yesterday! Now, I need to muster up the discipline not to go there too often!

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  Silver Gray - Minor Variation Revisited
Posted by: CSFT II - 09-12-2020, 12:18 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (4)

When I posted this pattern a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't real pleased with the position of the wing, I decided to redo it and make a change that was more appealing to my eye. I tend to like the wing lower and a bit streamlined.

Comments welcome as always.

   

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