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1 day ago

Hackle Grey Jock Scott from Hardy. Interesting fly. Was nice to tie something Ive never seen beforeImage attachment

Hackle Grey Jock Scott from Hardy. Interesting fly. Was nice to tie something I've never seen before ... See MoreSee Less

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Interesting but beats me why they termed it a Jock Scot. Dx

that thing would deft fish!

4 hours ago

Popham

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Really good and killer proportions! I think it’s balanced beautifully. Nice head area trimming, too! Perhaps cheek could be a bit larger as it seems barely noticeable; also, try to stray from black tippet bar lining up with butt... it makes the butt look perpetually vertical and is kinda distracting from an aesthetic viewpoint. Dave Carne might be able to shed more light on the weird visual effect it makes. I think it was Sawada that popularized this in the mid 90’s. Def not a practice seen in actuals.

22 hours ago

3/0 Lord James Murray from Farlows. Have flipped past it enough times that I finally decided to tie it.

Made a minor change; I used just a small wrap of black floss after the butt and the rest was dyed black hares ear (I use it in place of wool a lot).

First time trying a ranger style wing all at once. SO just paired everything up and tied it on. Was easier than I suspected, but backside tippet slipped a little.

Im also dubious of the construction. I have a feeling the inner stems might not have compressed enough to get them to actually hold once wet.

3/0 Lord James Murray from Farlows. Have flipped past it enough times that I finally decided to tie it.

Made a minor change; I used just a small wrap of black floss after the butt and the rest was dyed black hares ear (I use it in place of wool a lot).

First time trying a ranger style wing all at once. SO just paired everything up and tied it on. Was easier than I suspected, but backside tippet slipped a little.

I'm also dubious of the construction. I have a feeling the inner stems might not have compressed enough to get them to actually hold once wet.
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Super sexy, mate.

Sooo nice again.

2 days ago

Could have chosen a better topping and the GP twisted when I dropped the fly. But here it is for the challenge.

Could have chosen a better topping and the GP twisted when I dropped the fly. But here it is for the challenge.Napoleon 2/0 ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice! Looks like you redid the herl!?

Lovely job, Walter:-)

5 hours ago

Findhorn No. 6 from Francis

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Cracking - was thinking about doing the Gordon Cumming flies but changed my mind. Dx

12 hours ago

Napoleon 2/0
Tied in hand
#CFTFlyChallenge
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Very nice ๐Ÿ‘

Best so far. Stunning!

Pretty much nails it, exquisite work.

Spectacular work.

As beautiful as it can get. Magnificent work, sir.

Bellissima Piero, complimenti davvero.

Thanks so much my friends for your kind words ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜˜

2 days ago

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Have the same box myself, but not is as good condition. Very sad news that P D Malloch in Perth will shortly be closing their doors for good.

2 days ago

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The fly is spectacular. Those guys were just amazing. I have never seen (or noticed) a tag like that. Wondering how it is done...

Very interesting. It’s the pattern but with a few variations to it. Tail and no “ruff”. Perhaps a more “modern” take on the fly? Regardless, it’s such a nice example. And a nice example of blue/green dyed hackle. Considering these were Gordon Cummings dressings, that color would make sense as you see it on older Gordon’s.

It is gorgeous - the eponymous 'greenish blue' is basically a very light teal blue. Dx

Anyone got the correct dressing on this one?

2 days ago

Gloriosa Superba (Hardy) sz 1.5 tied in hand. 
Another great fly for high/cold/dirty waters. 
Varnish tomorrow...Image attachment

Gloriosa Superba (Hardy) sz 1.5 tied in hand.
Another great fly for high/cold/dirty waters.
Varnish tomorrow...
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You are on fire, Jaquis! Brilliant pattern, and tying.

Varnished.

17 hours ago

One of my favorite Dee patterns, the Akroyd. ... See MoreSee Less

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It has been a while, mate. Well worth the wait. Lovely job and picture.

1 day ago

Three hollow points for a good fishing friend and a couple for myself.

Three hollow points for a good fishing friend and a couple for myself. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can you fish with them? I read that while reworking people heat hooks. I wonder if they stay strong after.

1 day ago

Little Joke, Green Highlander ;)))

Little Joke, Green Highlander ;))) ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely job. Just needed longer wood duck and longer JC ๐Ÿ™‚

24 hours ago

Charles charley and I had a discussion on the Louise this morning and we both ended up tying it.   For those not familiar with the pattern, it is the companion fly to the Lorne I tied a week ago.  Kind of a his and hers pattern.

Charles 'charley' and I had a discussion on the Louise this morning and we both ended up tying it. For those not familiar with the pattern, it is the companion fly to the Lorne I tied a week ago. Kind of a his and hers pattern. ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome wing. Love it.

1 day ago

Louise variation sz2, running out of natural light.  Body/hackle supposed to be more of a straw color.  Used cream floss/hackle.
Quite happy with it, for once a not so bad wool head.

Louise variation sz2, running out of natural light. Body/hackle supposed to be more of a straw color. Used cream floss/hackle.
Quite happy with it, for once a not so bad wool head.
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That body and hackle are glowing dude!

Cool! Tied it once myself like that too. Neat fly!

Very nice indeed! Hard pattern to make sense of but you pulled it off.

3 days ago

Napoleon. Sorry this one cheated as tied back in November but knee deep in topping winged flies just now much to my dismay. :(

Napoleon. Sorry this one cheated as tied back in November but knee deep in topping winged flies just now much to my dismay. ๐Ÿ™ ... See MoreSee Less

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Damn dude! You’re on top of your game

Spectacular wing!

Very nice! Looks like you have the monkey or is it something else?

Vintage look to this one Mark!

2 days ago

Black Doctor size 1 - William Murdochs weird version from Walbran - not tied it for years. Dx

Black Doctor size 1 - William Murdoch's weird version from Walbran - not tied it for years. Dx ... See MoreSee Less

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Very different, and very clean work, as usual!

Man, I dig that

Lovley colors in the wing. Very cool rendition.

1 day ago

Working on a Francis pattern that calls for โ€œfibers of red and blue macawโ€ the preceding dressing calls for โ€œsprigs of blue and red macawโ€

Are they both supposed to be actual blue and red scarlet macaw feathers or is it supposed to be red macaw and blue/yellow macaw together?
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And..... is your key word..

2 days ago

Dawson size 4. Lots of subs and added a herl head. I clearly misjudged the length of the body sections

Dawson size 4. Lots of subs and added a herl head. I clearly misjudged the length of the body sections ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice and fishy. Really like the body, and, well the whole thing. Nice pattern, I don’t think I’ve noticed this one before.

3 days ago

Napoleon. 
Tied at size 1.
Did the herl head, but it looked like crap so did a wool head instead. 
#CFTFlyChallengeImage attachment

Napoleon.
Tied at size 1.
Did the herl head, but it looked like crap so did a wool head instead.
#CFTFlyChallenge
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What a lovely wee fly.

Great

Very nice Tony.

2 days ago

#CFTFlyChallenge

Napoleon 3/0

- Awful hook I know with tag too long (should have started further back)
- Didnโ€™t intend for the toppings to meet
- Should have gone lighter on the hackle

Thank you for the tips/coaching

#CFTFlyChallenge

Napoleon 3/0

- Awful hook I know with tag too long (should have started further back)
- Didnโ€™t intend for the toppings to meet
- Should have gone lighter on the hackle

Thank you for the tips/coaching
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Progess, man. In fact, had you dared to start the body much further back, you would have nailed this one. It is a weird hook though, anyone would have struggled to find balance on this. What I sometimes do, is find a plate of a fly that I find sexy. I then hold the plate behind the hook, to see if the hook works for it, and where the various elements should be located to get the desired proportions.

Great progress Matt keep at it.

2 days ago

Tried tying a Major, size 4/0 .Change fae married wings

Tried tying a Major, size 4/0 .Change fae married wings ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job Sean really like the proportions on this.

2 days ago

The Royal (Francis) 
Size 1 1/2, tied in hand
#CFTFlyChallenge

The Royal (Francis)
Size 1 1/2, tied in hand
#CFTFlyChallenge
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Bonnie flee Piero ๐Ÿ‘

Oh my!!!!! Beautiful works!

Bella!

I will not do it in vice

perfetto!

Perfect tying

Awesome job Piero๐Ÿ‘

Thats a real bobby dazzler as David Dickinson would say.

Beauty!

2 days ago

Sorry, Ive been a total slacker and missed the last two challenges.  In between renewing floorboards, putting screws through mains water pipes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ญ, and some general house renovation, I realised I needed new hooks.  Experimenting with blueing over a few nights, there is no going back to engine paint!   I love this way of preparing  hooks.

Sorry, I've been a total slacker and missed the last two challenges. In between renewing floorboards, putting screws through mains water pipes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ญ, and some general house renovation, I realised I needed new hooks. Experimenting with "blueing" over a few nights, there is no going back to engine paint! I love this way of preparing hooks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lookin good mate , jist got to dress them now ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

2 days ago

Two different styles of the Inky boy.Image attachment

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2 days ago

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