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2 days ago

A Black Doctor based on a vintage specimen and a Gold Ranger - both on size 2 hooks of different makes for next season

A Black Doctor based on a vintage specimen and a Gold Ranger - both on size 2 hooks of different makes for next season ... See MoreSee Less

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Very fishy looking!

Lovely!!

Super!!

Thank you Gents! Let's hope the Silver King agrees πŸ˜„

Nice!

Nice my man...last few have been great!!

14 hours ago

Jonah, 1/0 (var., subbed chatterer and ibis). Slightly upsized and tied for winter fishing.

Jonah, 1/0 (var., subbed chatterer and ibis). Slightly upsized and tied for winter fishing. ... See MoreSee Less

2 hours ago

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2 days ago

I never been able to tie a great looking Black Jay, this time is no exception.

I never been able to tie a great looking Black Jay, this time is no exception. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beauty πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Tail needs to be pushed down and the wing a bit longer in my opinion. Nice tying though

I like it a lot man.

Nailed it

Perfect to me bro.

Really cannot find anything to pick on at all Mr. Love the taper and hackle and throat and the wing. Even the slim butt works. Well played.

Looks great to my eyes! πŸ‘πŸ‘

If you just push the hackle back a little it would improve the look, but honestly swim it, stick it in a wallet and bingo...perfect

Like it.....

17 hours ago

Nelly Bly 8/0 - need to go down smaller, wouldve done so with this one but the size was dictated by the (only) pair of very rare hybrid (Camelot) macaw covets I had. Dx

Nelly Bly 8/0 - need to go down smaller, would've done so with this one but the size was dictated by the (only) pair of very rare hybrid (Camelot) macaw covets I had. Dx ... See MoreSee Less

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Love hope you always get those toppings just hovering one over the other. Huge fly. Very nice.

2 days ago

Spotted as a Tolfey pattern by Swiss....but which one?

Spotted as a Tolfey pattern by Swiss....but which one? ... See MoreSee Less

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Sweet!

Assassin possibly.

Oh my. That beautiful Assassin doesn't look like my fly at all. I need to work on that... That's a very light wing for the pattern.

2 days ago

Well, I dont care if people keep telling me that mixed wings are easier than married wings; theyre not!!!   But, after RALJs lovely photo demo, I decided to give it another go.
A Blue Doctor mixer at 2/0 (Hale)...

Well, I don't care if people keep telling me that mixed wings are easier than married wings; they're not!!! But, after RALJ's lovely photo demo, I decided to give it another go.
A Blue Doctor mixer at 2/0 (Hale)...
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Really like that ane Gary ,,, keep goin back fir another look πŸ‘

Very nice Gary great shape to it.

Great flee!!!

Real nice. Like the Mandarin sides.

Great effort. Watch that tag length ;0))

For me, married wings are so much easier than eye-pleasing mixed wings. And yours is eye-pleasing. Well done.

I don't know who said that but they are wrong and you're right: mixed wings are much harder to achieve. No doubt about that. Great effort here!

1 day ago

These are Kates (per Dx): they are all vintage and well-tied.

These are Kates (per Dx): they are all vintage and well-tied. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely set of Kates - the bottom hook is simply fabulous. Dx

Stunning flies Matt.

1 day ago

Fly no. 1 for the rivers Tummel, Garry and Isla, Francis Francis. 

Quite happy with it despite the high topping and the fact that some black varnish seeped into the mallard.

Fly no. 1 for the rivers Tummel, Garry and Isla, Francis Francis.

Quite happy with it despite the high topping and the fact that some black varnish seeped into the mallard.
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What a flow my friend! Love the colours combinations on this pattern. Very nice job πŸ‘

Superb. Dx

Outstanding!!

Very nice Stig... and for lovely rivers as well πŸ˜‰

Boom! Again, truly fantastic tying!

Lovely tying

1 day ago

A quick attemp at the Galway as the one in Hardy’s book. 
Tied in hand on a sz1.
I’m a big fan of Irish flies. I also love their music but that’s another story! πŸ˜‰ 

Subbed the orange herl with wool but it’s a tad too light to my eye. 

I tried to tie the tippet underwing with the wing in one go. Not a good idea for me as I totally lost it in the mix. Plus, I can’t see a single advantage to that technique. 
Anyway, happy to be back at the feathers after a forced break. 🀟🏻
Looks Irish enough to me.

A quick attemp at the Galway as the one in Hardy’s book.
Tied in hand on a sz1.
I’m a big fan of Irish flies. I also love their music but that’s another story! πŸ˜‰

Subbed the orange herl with wool but it’s a tad too light to my eye.

I tried to tie the tippet underwing with the wing in one go. Not a good idea for me as I totally lost it in the mix. Plus, I can’t see a single advantage to that technique.
Anyway, happy to be back at the feathers after a forced break. 🀟🏻
Looks Irish enough to me.
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7 days ago

A fairly quick tie. Size 1 Yellow Black & Orange. Taken from the Hardy book I just was able to flip through today. Gotta buy that book now. Bad picture again but still.

A fairly quick tie. Size 1 Yellow Black & Orange. Taken from the Hardy book I just was able to flip through today. Gotta buy that book now. Bad picture again but still. ... See MoreSee Less

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Picture and fly, both awesome! Looks very Blackerish.

Lovely wing Stig.

What do you use to dye scarlet?

2 days ago

A pretty basic T&L on a 1/0 down-eye double.  Chose the Moy touch, with the purple head.

A pretty basic T&L on a 1/0 down-eye double. Chose the Moy touch, with the purple head. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great Job. Like the purple head and red horns!

Gorgeous fly on that double.

2 days ago

John Campbell  #2 Bartleet

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4 days ago

Lorne by Bernard #1 limerick bronze. Little mishap on the tag (should be orange) and subbed the veilings with parakeet feathers which actually worked out pretty good IMO. Kinda lost the GP under the WD as I built it rather than a wing of GP and sides of WD and Gallina. Didnt butt each section. Pretty happy with this neat little fly.

Lorne by Bernard #1 limerick bronze. Little mishap on the tag (should be orange) and subbed the veilings with parakeet feathers which actually worked out pretty good IMO. Kinda lost the GP under the WD as I built it rather than a wing of GP and sides of WD and Gallina. Didn't butt each section. Pretty happy with this neat little fly. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice tying Greg! Like it a lot.

Well done. I really like this pattern. You can now move on to its counterpart, the Louise, for a His and Her set.

Cool! I’ve been eyeballing this myself. Very good job.

3 days ago

A few white wings for next season with the smallest on a size 4 long shank hook. My macro setup has died so this is a go with my phoneImage attachment

A few white wings for next season with the smallest on a size 4 long shank hook. My macro setup has died so this is a go with my phone ... See MoreSee Less

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These are gorgeous, Alessandro.

With Stig, awesome work.

Very very nice bud

Looking great there ADTM - though wings on dees are generally the same length as the hook or only a tiny bit longer. Dx

4 days ago

I need help!!! Can anybody offer some advice for dying turkey a kingfisher type blue?
I can dye them a darker blue, but when I try a turquoise/kingfisher i can only ever manage to get them a baby blue.
Also tried a lighter green last night and as soon as I rinsed them, any blue that was in the dye washed out and left the feathers yellow πŸ™„ Not so bad, as it was at least a nice yellow 😁
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I guess that you've degreased the feathers thoroughly, so I won't mention that. My experience is that some dyes require a little more acid or just a tad more heat, just a few degrees more than usually required, for a minute just to set properly. Have you tried that? Also, try to increase the concentration of the dye bath by a slight bit.

You should be pleased - a very light blue is what was usually used - most people really struggle to get that. However: a] degreasing, b] different dyes take with different levels of aggression, c] what due brand are you using? Dx

4 days ago

This one for sale. PM offer if interested.

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Cotings cotinga?

Cotinga cotinga

Pigeon pigeon?

that is one fancy pigeon

hi just want to hear if Cotingan is left, and what the price is.

4 days ago

2/0 Parson, which I more an amalgamation of various versions.  The head is tragic, but I like the rest of it.

For some reason I decided to switch to black uni thread for the head (been using YLI silk for ages now) and it just got away from me.

2/0 Parson, which I more an amalgamation of various versions. The head is tragic, but I like the rest of it.

For some reason I decided to switch to black uni thread for the head (been using YLI silk for ages now) and it just got away from me.
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That’s a real beauty Matt.

Wow that’s nice

BeautifulπŸ€©πŸ’•

Beautiful 🌹

Love it, that’s a racing snake right there!!!!

Tippets long and lean. I really like this, mate.

The best Parson i have ever seen πŸ˜³πŸ‘πŸ‘

If that head is tragic mine are catastrophic πŸ˜… excellent work!

I’ve been tying with UNI a couple of times lately too. I find it gets slippery even with cobblers wax, especially if I wax it while flat untwisted. I need to keep it twisted to get a good head. Gorgeous fly, love the shade of yellow/golden olive you’ve used.

4 days ago

Evening Star 8/0 - the biggest Ive tied it. Dx
PS Chaps dont forget I take commissions - like this one

Evening Star 8/0 - the biggest I've tied it. Dx
PS Chaps don't forget I take commissions - like this one
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Comment on Facebook Evening Star 8/0 - ...

Out of interest here's one I did at 1/0 a while back:

Great fly. You once advised me to advise customers of relevant hook sizes πŸ˜‚

Commission yeagh thats what they all say. πŸ€ͺThats another belter Dave.

Fantastic

Beautiful 😍😍

beaut

Just amazing Dave. Your JC also seriously stands out / those are some very peaceful nutritionally-fed “chooks!” The placement and lines of the eyes through the tag is more akin to Hellenic sculpture than a fly.

Both are amazing, Dave.

4 days ago

Randolf 2/0. Tied this over a month ago and its from the Farlows book. My wings wont always be accurate in accordance to style and period correctness but usually show whatever winging techniques Im experimenting with at a particular time so I like to think each fly is an experiment and work in progress.

Randolf 2/0. Tied this over a month ago and it's from the Farlows book. My wings won't always be accurate in accordance to style and period correctness but usually show whatever winging techniques I'm experimenting with at a particular time so I like to think each fly is an experiment and work in progress. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful dress!

I'd be over the moon to achieve that kind of wing! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Totally awesome. Always happy to see your work.

Beauty ,Mark

Your style is distinct no matter what you are trying to achieve and your style and skills are outstanding!

The wing is perfect it's the wood duck that does it for me πŸ‘Œ

Really perfect all the way Mark. Excellent!

Fantastic Randolf

Your style and tippets underwings- just amazing πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸš€

Thanks for the comments ladies and gents much appreciated as always still work to do and improvements to make in some shape or form.

Beautifully tied!

Awesome and flawless work Mark.

splendid tying Mark.

Absolutely love the line created by the veilings with back edge of the wing. πŸ‘

Lovely job Mark

Thanks again chaps.

7 days ago

Found time to wrap these two, Blue Doctor and a Charlie.  Not my best flies, at least they have a vintage look to me.

Found time to wrap these two, Blue Doctor and a Charlie. Not my best flies, at least they have a vintage look to me. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nicest Charlie I've seen! Killer jay throat. Watch out, Marjin will accuse you of using a plastic mold to get that throat in place πŸ™‚

Brilliant Charlie!

Well tied my friend. They are both beautiful.

Beautiful work

Gorgeous flies mate. 🀟🏻 I miss your flies so much.

Beauties, both of them. Lovely throat on that Charlie. 😊

Love them both πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Wonderful work. Please keep sharing it!

Lovely flies. Particularly the Charlie is very very nice.

Sweet!What size is the Charlie?

You did great, vintage looking but also fine proportion and cool flow bro 🀟

Fantastic tying my friend. Really nice.

Superb work as ever. Dx

Stunning flies

5 days ago

A pair of Avon Eagles tied in hand a while ago. Sz1 and 1/0. 
For the database since I think they look ok.

Will be back at tying new stuff soon. I miss it badly. πŸ™„Image attachment

A pair of Avon Eagles tied in hand a while ago. Sz1 and 1/0.
For the database since I think they look ok.

Will be back at tying new stuff soon. I miss it badly. πŸ™„
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These are great. I've never had much success, fishing these. I've caught salmon with a Black Eagle, but other than that, it seems like the brighter flies don't really do it for me. Popham works wonders, but never Bo Peep, Red Sandy, bright coloured Eagles. Maybe conditions were never right for them. Ah well..

3 days ago

Duncan Grey sz 1   I used the photo from the Hardy Flies book as a template.  It has obvious diversions from the text given, and another listing in the β€œCompendium”

Duncan Grey sz 1 I used the photo from the Hardy Flies book as a template. It has obvious diversions from the text given, and another listing in the β€œCompendium” ... See MoreSee Less

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I've got to tie one of those to fish. Great pattern, good job on it.

4 days ago

Cooks blue and yellow taken from the Hardy  book. ( tied form picture rather than the dressing given) reasonable happy with this fly. Another one dressed a little bit more learned. Onwards and upwards.

Cooks blue and yellow taken from the Hardy book. ( tied form picture rather than the dressing given) reasonable happy with this fly. Another one dressed a little bit more learned. Onwards and upwards. ... See MoreSee Less

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There’s a great pic of one in the Farlow book

4 days ago

The Policeman , for a Tay project

The Policeman , for a Tay project ... See MoreSee Less

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Braw fly Sean!!! That would be a good pattern during spring on the Tay. Is that a vintage hook?

I like that Sean

Watch you don't get nicked Sean.πŸ˜†A little cracker.

Many thanks Mark πŸ˜‰

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