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7 hours ago

The Stunner from Tolfrey 5/0.
First one in a long time! Not very pleased with the outcome.. although happy to be back learning tying classics!

The Stunner from Tolfrey 5/0.
First one in a long time! Not very pleased with the outcome.. although happy to be back learning tying classics!
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Decent come back, sir. Lots of good things to say about this. Looking forward to the next one πŸ™‚

Doesn’t look to awful fur having been away from it! Can you take a more traditional photo of it, like in a vise, side view?

8 hours ago

Sorry to use this forum but its time sensitive. I forget the name of this pattern, help please.

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Dew drop

That is both spectacular and inspiring πŸ˜‡

Insane Micdrop… I mean Dewdrop right there.

Im still havin nightmares from tying that for challenge last year and it was on much larger hook πŸ€ͺawesome fella πŸ‘

Much thanks, fellows! I had to send an email off but couldnt remember the "name"!

Damn!

Admins, pls delete post if need be (it's not a recent tie).

2 days ago

The Pale Torrish, sz 1.
Got so inspired by Anthonys Moriston here the other day so I had to look it up. Instead of tying the same pattern I went for the Pale Torrish.
Tied Built wing. The recipe says that the cinnamon turkey should be veiled, but I builded on top of it. Regret that I went for the ibis Instead of tippet in the tail, but wanted to find use for this special wing feather.
The Pintail slip would have looked better if longer, but must save my best ones πŸ˜‰.

The Pale Torrish, sz 1.
Got so inspired by Anthony's "Moriston" here the other day so I had to look it up. Instead of tying the same pattern I went for the Pale Torrish.
Tied Built wing. The recipe says that the cinnamon turkey should be veiled, but I builded on top of it. Regret that I went for the ibis Instead of tippet in the tail, but wanted to find use for this special wing feather.
The Pintail slip would have looked better if longer, but must save my best ones πŸ˜‰.
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One of your best for sure!

I’m with Stig. You are nailing these proportions now.

15 hours ago

Sir Herbert Maxwell....

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I rarely like gold-bodied patterns, but this one does it for me πŸ™‚ The gold body, with red up front, and yellow hackle blends nicely. If I may, the pulled-down hackle detracts from the rest of a really nice job, it kinda kills the zen of your work, like there's a nakedness about it. Flies are three-dimensional objects, and it's just more natural-appearing to see it all coming together.

Sperior Charly

2 days ago

2/0 Bonne Bouche (GMK). Finally very pleased with this fly! Not a fan of most topping-less flies unless they’re distinctly Irish patterns, but I’ve got a soft spot for this one.Image attachment

2/0 Bonne Bouche (GMK). Finally very pleased with this fly! Not a fan of most topping-less flies unless they’re distinctly Irish patterns, but I’ve got a soft spot for this one. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stellar

Great looking fly!

That’s gotta be my favorite I’ve seen you do!

Wow that wing and the colors are amazing.

Very nice

Lovely fly Anthony

Fantastic! Throat hackle a smudge short or is it just the photo?

Solid tying πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Lovely tying and pattern

πŸ”₯ beatiful tying

Love it!!!! Wings are fantastic Anthony!

Beautiful tying.

Toppless flies used to be my favourites untill I figured out how to handle toppings. Great fly, man.

One of my top 5 classic fishing flies and this one is the best I’ve seen tied. Outstanding precision. Photo saved! 😍

2 days ago

Based on a very cool vintage I had in picture.. I have no clue what the pattern is. The fly is supposedly tied by Malloch.

Clearly it’s not cool as the original but I did my best to make it look good. 

Since I’m unsure what the pattern is, I took some liberty in the wings since I couldn’t see exactly what was in it.Image attachment

Based on a very cool vintage I had in picture.. I have no clue what the pattern is. The fly is supposedly tied by Malloch.

Clearly it’s not cool as the original but I did my best to make it look good.

Since I’m unsure what the pattern is, I took some liberty in the wings since I couldn’t see exactly what was in it.
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Fantastic rendition!

Oh man! My best from you so far. Gorgeous. Totally. Every detail is spot on buddy. πŸ‘πŸ‘

Like this alot KevinπŸ‘

That's a beauty Kevin!

Tremendous fly man!!!! You nailed it big time!!!!

Two lovely examples

This is just perfect.

Man, that's a great fly! πŸ™Œ

Solid fly Kevin πŸ‘Œ love it!

It is difficult to copy the looks of a fly we seek to imitate. I think you came as close as one possibly can. That is a superb job and what an inspiring pattern.

2 days ago

Delvine, 7/0xl. A large fly for the Tay.

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Awesome!!

Yes!

That's fantastic.

Spectacular fly. The middle body section is optically the longest, and the JC nail could have been a tad more obvious. But that is a gorgeous fly, sir.

1 day ago

Blacker’s Shannon No. 5, tried to emulate the style as best I could. On a vintage hook.

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I think, looking at plates and flies of the period, that the wing could be a little heavier and a little longer. Other than that, definiteøy a great fly.

Great looking Blacker Fly Jake

2 days ago

,,Niagra , G.M. Kelson.
A gift for a friend.
I took the liberty and left wool head off...
Tied on Cosimo Raia 2/0 3xl Dee hook

,,Niagra" , G.M. Kelson.
A gift for a friend.
I took the liberty and left wool head off...
Tied on Cosimo Raia 2/0 3xl Dee hook
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Nice tie! I cannot recall seeing this pattern before.

Not a pattern we see often. A really nice rendition. Well done!

1 day ago

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Some are good for reworks.

I’m using the last of my old mustard tinned 1/0 - 4/0s in various bends… loved them then in the 60s and 70s and still do. Strong, durable in the salt. I have more modern mustard stainless steel ones from the 80s.

I’ve landed Salmon on vintage Mustads. You can rework them cold.

2 days ago

Had a go at Excelsior today. First time I have tried this fly but it came out ok for fishing. There is something about the color combinations I like a lot. Size 1/o.

Had a go at Excelsior today. First time I have tried this fly but it came out ok for fishing. There is something about the color combinations I like a lot. Size 1/o. ... See MoreSee Less

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Scruffy, but I like it. That is some good quality pintail right there! Well balanced proportions as usual. Pattern has been on my to do list since forever.

Works for me. Gorgeous pattern and a great fly!

Really nice

3 days ago

Any good suggestion to what feathers suitable as base for indian crow sub? I know the white feathers from the ringneck are used, but there must be others that could be dyed well? ... See MoreSee Less

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Himalaya Snowcock neck.

Golden Fheasant philoplyme feathers from under the topping and crest

bleach burning the ringneck feathers will get you closer to it than not. It's not too tricky if you do small batches.

I've done some batches dying the feathers from under the chin/throat of GP heads for very small subs.

Under the satyr /temmicks wing are very similars

Golden pheasant necks have feathers that are very similar to crow and don't require any dyeing

5 days ago

The Rainbow per Tolfrey.

After looking at Piero’s wonderful fly (or, flies) this week I got instantly inspired to tie my own. 

Did this one on a blue heron size 1 hook. 

Even did the correct green->blue stack up, hey Piero check it out!!! No remake!!! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰

The Rainbow per Tolfrey.

After looking at Piero’s wonderful fly (or, flies) this week I got instantly inspired to tie my own.

Did this one on a blue heron size 1 hook.

Even did the correct green->blue stack up, hey Piero check it out!!! No remake!!! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰
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Lol. Lovely job, both yours and Piero’s. That said, I hate rainbows. They climb up my legs and steal my underwear.

Wonderful!πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’―

Stunning mate πŸ‘πŸ‘

Awesome Stig πŸ‘πŸ‘

Best I have seen it tied.....superb mate!!

Very clean and nice work! A few millimeters longer topping above and it would have been almost perfect.

Sexy shit!

Cha Ching!

Great fly, great tying, great fly- maker πŸ‘πŸ”₯

Wow!!! Incredible work! Love Blue Heron hooks so much, it makes me happy to see!

WoW wonderful πŸ₯‚πŸ€— you can not immagine my face after realized that failure 😒😒😒 🀣 Next fly less whiskey πŸ₯ƒ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Lovely Stig I like it very much.

So good Stig. This makes me nervous for you to judge my shoddy work in March πŸ˜‚ and that stiletto is very cool.

Super fly!

Awesome. Sleek.

3 days ago

Golden Parson from Francis. Running low on kingfisher, so I left out cheeks. Left out the horns as well. This one might see the water, looks like it would glow.

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Lovely fly Jake

Came out great. Even without the horns 😜

4 days ago

Sunny D Dog ,,, for some reason took 3 goes at a wing on this tips down , went tips up sat better, left too much space at the head so filled it out a bit with herl ,another flee fir the box

Sunny D Dog ,,, for some reason took 3 goes at a wing on this tips down , went tips up sat better, left too much space at the head so filled it out a bit with herl ,another flee fir the box ... See MoreSee Less

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Where is the pattern listed? Looks modern to me.

Pretty fly!

Nice fly, Sean. I’m not a fan that hackle, but I do like your slippers.

7 days ago

Butcher

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Now you’re getting g it! The gut loop Is kinda big, the claret in body a bit bright, but overall this is your best yet!

awesome work Malcolm!

Top fly dressing buddy πŸ‘Œ

Nice tying Mike πŸ‘Š

I like it the way it is. πŸ‘

This came out great. Very nice flow to the wing. Butchers are traditionally heavy in the wing, but such details you can implement at a later stage in your tying. Lovely body work too. Great fly!

5 days ago

Cleaning, prepping, and pairing with help from Robert s articles! Time consuming, but definitely worthwhile!

Can anyone lend a hand identifying the Cotinga subspecies Ive got here? 

Cheers and thanks in advance!

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Cleaning, prepping, and pairing with help from Robert 's articles! Time consuming, but definitely worthwhile!

Can anyone lend a hand identifying the Cotinga subspecies I've got here?

Cheers and thanks in advance!

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Strikes me as Amabilis.

Prepping is a lot of work, but with a passion for materials, it should be easy to do this work when you need a break from tying. Looks good! Congrats.

Did you steam the Cotinga as well? Did you have any difficulty? I'm nervous to try on my small delicate feathers

That's so cool.. I love prepping materials, very peaceful to me

Were you at the Fly tying symposium in New Jersey in November?

This is inspirational! Thanks maybe this is the KITA I need!

5 days ago

Critchleys fancy from the Farlows book. This might be the last fly I tie for a while, what with moving house and my health not to good at the moment. I hope to get to the British Fly Fair in feb as long as everything is ok.

Critchleys fancy from the Farlows book. This might be the last fly I tie for a while, what with moving house and my health not to good at the moment. I hope to get to the British Fly Fair in feb as long as everything is ok. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice little bug. Well done, man πŸ™‚

Take care! ✨

Great looking fly!

Sorry to hear that you're not great on the health front Tim. I hope that you feel better soon. Lovely tying.

Hopefully you will feel ready for anything that occurs.

1 week ago

Slim old BD

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I like that. JC cheeks. Works for me πŸ™‚

Did my version of this but did the sides a bit longer not to frustrate anyone;)

4 days ago

The Baron, tried using the built wing tutorial. Much more practice needed, but overall I’m pretty happy with this one.Image attachment

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I think this looks brilliant. A good antique hook really is something else to tie on eh?

Really nice if not a little long in the wing. Nice tying all the same.

7 days ago

Would anyone care to swap x30 pairs of crow for a 1/0 topping πŸ€”πŸ™„ ... See MoreSee Less

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Not at the moment. I struggling for toppings myself. Haha

1/0 what? I'm about to put yellow floss over the wings

I print 3D my toppings πŸ˜… LOL

Topping shortage, eh?

Why yes, yes I would! I feel your struggle though.

It’s a weird thing! Sometimes I can find a perfect topping by grabbing a random one, other times I almost give up entirely and cannot find a single good one.

I would, but I don’t have 30 pairs of crow πŸ™

Here's my topping, now gimme your 30 Indian Crows.

5 days ago

Long time since posting, been busy on trout and grayling flies, so heres proof of life. Irish inspired by RALJs photos on 1/0 ...

Long time since posting, been busy on trout and grayling flies, so here's proof of life. Irish inspired by RALJ's photos on 1/0 ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice work

Lots of good stuff going on there Gary.

Nicely done Gary!

6 days ago

Helmsdale Doctor.
Built wing, size 1.

Helmsdale Doctor.
Built wing, size 1.
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Cracking job. Can I order 12? I need them fast!

Very cool! I’m not a big fan of this pattern usually.. but you managed to make it look good and fishy! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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