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  Yet more butterflies
Posted by: 2ndmillion - 03-04-2018, 05:44 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (3)

Played around with dyeing some Mearns today.



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  Drop Down Momma
Posted by: Ronn Lucas Sr. - 03-04-2018, 04:25 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (7)

Little quiet so I thought I'd post a fly I call "Drop Down Momma" after the song.



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  All purpose minnow
Posted by: dave gotzmer - 03-02-2018, 05:54 AM - Forum: General Fishing Flies - Replies (4)

    At first glance it appears it was tied in the round, like grubs and buggers.  It's composition suggests it might do well in fast/slow waters, deep or shallow, and would perform well with different retrieves.  The lacquered thread butts add durability and the silver badger tip in the tail could add a flutter to it's movement along with the sway provided by the other materials'
Whatcha think ?

dave

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  Another wounded minnow
Posted by: dave gotzmer - 03-01-2018, 09:06 AM - Forum: General Fishing Flies - Replies (4)

    About a month ago a friend suggested this fly looked like a 'bloody mess'.  He paid me a complement.
I designed this fly for rapid erratic retrieves, not for slower predictable presentations that give our quarry plenty of time to make up their minds.  I tied it for fish that have a 'now or never' mentality...fish in structure, fish that have competition or whose lairs lie in swift currents.
I think it would do well in the salt but the dressing probably wouldn't hold up well to toothy types

I think this a good example where the hook's flashy finish complements the design.  I enjoy the claret and green combo and it's use of Amherst crests.  If I tied it again I might use more durable materials if I was targeting species with big chompers.  The body dubbing is too restrained.  I might also splay and slightly lengthen the materials in the tail.  I have yet to fish it.

Any thoughts?  dave



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  Temmnick Butterfly
Posted by: 2ndmillion - 02-27-2018, 02:34 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (5)

I was sorting through I bin of Tragopan and started looking closely at a few feathers. I thought the feathers that look similar to the black argus salmon fly would make an interesting butterfly wing. So here is the results.

Marty



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  Photo Upload File Size Increased
Posted by: JKFlies - 02-27-2018, 01:31 PM - Forum: Forum Feedback - Replies (3)

I increased the file size to 5mb.

It started out at 500k and then I bumped it to 1mb, so hopefully 5mb will help some people out.

Let me know if that still doesn't work.

Jon

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  VKJK 2018
Posted by: JKFlies - 02-27-2018, 12:57 PM - Forum: Artistic and Creative Flies - Replies (6)

One thing I've learned, is that when Val gives you a hook, use it. 

Seriously, I've gotten gifts from people and while I don't consider myself a hoarder I cherish them and don't want to waste them.  I realize now that to some people if it's not seen, they don't know what you've done with it.

I got this hook and another more elaborate one from Val at least a year and a half ago, thank you Val.  I hope I did the hook justice.

This is not my final picture of this fly, I fiddled with the settings and ran it through Snapseed, but none so far do it justice.  Especially the dye work that John McLain did. 

When I get better pics I'll repost them here.

Thank you again Val and John!

Jon

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  Green Highlander - What Have I Learned?
Posted by: CSFT II - 02-26-2018, 03:31 PM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

I was looking through photographs on my computer and found this group of Green Highlanders I have tied over the last 3 or 4 years. When I look at the early ties I sit here and chuckle to myself...and since I'm long past being embarrassed by most anything I thought I'd post the pictures especially in hopes of encouraging beginners tie what inspires them and to stick with it.

Am I great tyer of Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies...nope...but I sure do enjoy tying these flies and trying to get better over time...and it does take time.

So...sit back and enjoy my pictures and laugh along with me. Then sit down a start another fly of your own.....

The pictures are as follows...
The one on the left is a very early tie...I can't believe I'm posting it Confused

The right is a wing variation I tried 

The middle is my latest



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  Green Doctor
Posted by: Aix sponsa - 02-23-2018, 09:17 AM - Forum: Classic Salmon Flies - Replies (6)

This one tied for fishing on a robust Diiachi size 2. JC is a bit wonky - it was a recycled nail. I also decided to forego the red wool head.

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  Two Tomah Jo's
Posted by: Aix sponsa - 02-22-2018, 09:52 AM - Forum: Classic Wet Flies - Replies (3)

Tied at size 1 on the same mustad crystal hook

First is a slip wing
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Second a whole feather wing
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Enjoy!!

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