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4 days ago

The Candlestick maker, sz 2/0.
Probably should have used longer jungle cock in the wing.
#CFTFlyChallenge

The Candlestick maker, sz 2/0.
Probably should have used longer jungle cock in the wing.
#CFTFlyChallenge
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Sexy bid, østlending 👊🏻

Nice!

4 hours ago

Gosling green a dark forest green or a light olive green?


TIA... John
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Originally called goose turd green 🤣

Ryan Gosling?

5 hours ago

Well, Charles charley Boissonneault inspired me for this one. So here it is tied in hand. Thanks buddy. 
Had some problems with hackles because I am out of heron so I had to use 2 butt sections of egret feathers at the throat with monster stems, giving a pretty big throat plateform. I hate those feathers. 
Came out not too bad. 

Sorry for the shellac spill! 

Cheers!

Well, Charles 'charley' Boissonneault inspired me for this one. So here it is tied in hand. Thanks buddy.
Had some problems with hackles because I am out of heron so I had to use 2 butt sections of egret feathers at the throat with monster stems, giving a pretty big throat plateform. I hate those feathers.
Came out not too bad.

Sorry for the shellac spill!

Cheers!
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7 hours ago

Green Peacock in the low water style from Hardy catalog (Lanigan-Okeefe). 
Been a while since I tied anything. Simplish starter for 10. Blue heron # 2 hook. Hackle is woeful, but the best I currently have.

Green Peacock in the low water style from Hardy catalog (Lanigan-Okeefe).
Been a while since I tied anything. Simplish starter for 10. Blue heron # 2 hook. Hackle is woeful, but the best I currently have.
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9 hours ago

Stig inspired me. Broke the olive hackle, too lazy to unwrap so I just started the hackle on the front half. Needs more picked out dubbing at the shoulder but just counted my losses with the broken hackle😆. 6 toppings.Image attachment

Stig inspired me. Broke the olive hackle, too lazy to unwrap so I just started the hackle on the front half. Needs more picked out dubbing at the shoulder but just counted my losses with the broken hackle😆. 6 toppings. ... See MoreSee Less

10 hours ago

1/0 double Jock Scott. No particular pattern, but did the underwing and wing all together.

[Anthony Smith](https://www.facebook.com/anthony.smith.90834776?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARDMxSnKSKRZyyd3vDWc99EE7ewFiuYsNkYmXjvcSzQy4-xEiKepQxWgb_UtpAkLrv05eHv3E51EGAYj&fref=mentions) I were discussing how it seems most vintage JSs have a a married wing over the WT underwing, not really on top.

Anyways, I did the married wing section tips down and the underwing tips up to avoid inadvertent marrying of the wing.

Whole thing is a little clumsy on the double...but think I might try another, but that Hardy Orange Scott variety.

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1/0 double Jock Scott. No particular pattern, but did the underwing and wing all together.

[Anthony Smith](www.facebook.com/anthony.smith.90834776?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARDMxSnKSKRZyyd3vDWc99EE7ewFiuYsNkYm...) I were discussing how it seems most vintage JS's have a a married wing over the WT underwing, not really on top.

Anyways, I did the married wing section tips down and the underwing tips up to avoid inadvertent marrying of the wing.

Whole thing is a little clumsy on the double...but think I might try another, but that Hardy Orange Scott variety.

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1 day ago

Jock Scott from Francis 2/0
the description in the book seems to be at odds with the plate, I did sort of a mix of the two

Jock Scott from Francis 2/0
the description in the book seems to be at odds with the plate, I did sort of a mix of the two
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The Francis version doesn't have JC - you'll have the fifthedition (the one with the Maxwell intro) where the flies are tied by Forrest in about 1920. Dx

16 hours ago

Humble take of the flawless antique Snow fly that Richard posted a few weeks ago. 3/0 which is the largest suitable iron I had.

Humble take of the flawless antique Snow fly that Richard posted a few weeks ago. 3/0 which is the largest suitable iron I had. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely job, wing is superb,

You did great 😉

Silky smooth wing, well done.

Pictures typical from Richard 😂

I suspect that there is two throat when I watch closely, probably black partridge then teal.

18 hours ago

The Candlestick Maker 1/0.

Pretty chuffed with this one, and I really like the pattern. Six toppings!

Though, the JC was mounted as sides, they seem to want to creep under the wing instead...

#CFTFlyChallenge

The Candlestick Maker 1/0.

Pretty 'chuffed with this one, and I really like the pattern. Six toppings!

Though, the JC was mounted as sides, they seem to want to creep under the wing instead...

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That's superb! It makes me wanna tie it

Love this, mate. I would have gone for a much longer JC thing.

Stunning work, has flow and more!

Clean work as always Stig. I agree with Robert though for longer jc. That being said the shorter jc don’t bother me at all. Hats off for this beautiful job.

Lovely wing! You ain’t getting any lighter then that JC

Beautiful flow here.

2 days ago

Blackwater Golden Olive tied in hand. Camera shows more yellow than golden olive in the hackle.Image attachment

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Might just be one of your best, love it!

Bingo, hit that one Adrian, very nice work.

Gotta like Stig, might be my new favourite from you👏

19 hours ago

The Butcher , 4/0

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Cracking job Sean - Well done 👏👏👏

Cheers mucker, still no happy with the wing tho gp split after put the roof on it again 🥴

Just keep throwing thread! Looking good Sean!

Perfect proportion s on that hook! Tough to do on a P.T. hook! Nicely done done! Kudos and full Flex wishes my friend!

14 hours ago

Three from today that I am dearly hoping will get a swim at some point this season...

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15 hours ago

Sz 6-7ish FG Morgan tied in hand
The photo made me notice the sloppy job on the first turn of the red floss...
Crowded the head a little.
Everything is there anyway.
Doesn’t look like a 3/0 fly but I really like these wee mix-wing flies. Very challenging and fishy.

Head not finished.
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20 hours ago

Trying to get into classics. This isnt any particular pattern. I was inspiried by an old finnish classic salmon fly called Teno 8 and also by William Blackers.. Would appreciate any feedback! Thanks - Anton

Trying to get into classics. This isnt any particular pattern. I was inspiried by an old finnish classic salmon fly called "Teno 8" and also by William Blackers.. Would appreciate any feedback! Thanks - Anton ... See MoreSee Less

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It states very clearly in the rulers of this group that flies must be true classic patterns or reasonable variants thereof.

2 days ago

Lemon and Grey

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You need to push your wing down against the head when winging - this will help with the very 'up' angle you've got. Dx

PS Obviously holding the wing in low rather than pointing it down at the head.

1 day ago

Candlestick Maker 

Sz 1 Allcock low water double for fishing

Plenty of mistakes including a tail too short, etc but posting this before my preening “breaks a nail” or similar.

My first topping wing (yes bit too long).

#CFTFlyChallenge

Candlestick Maker

Sz 1 Allcock low water double for fishing

Plenty of mistakes including a tail too short, etc but posting this before my preening “breaks a nail” or similar.

My first topping wing (yes bit too long).

#CFTFlyChallenge
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Lovely job. This will fish, and the river will add even more beauty.

1 day ago

Lady Evelyn

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I need to revisit this pattern for summer. 👍

Lovely spey! Dx

4 days ago

2/0 Rob Roy, tied like the version in the Farlows book.

Tried to make it a little less chunky, but this one was hard to tame.

Hard to photo, as it kept wanting to focus in on the crest hackle at the rear.

2/0 Rob Roy, tied like the version in the Farlows book.

Tried to make it a little less chunky, but this one was hard to tame.

Hard to photo, as it kept wanting to focus in on the crest hackle at the rear.
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Your flies have a great vintage flow, love it.😍

this looks so fishy! is the Crest a hackle and a joint?

1 day ago

VERO ( Fishing Gazette IX)
Size 4
I tied it in its recommended size but, suggested in the texts calls for a double.
I need to stock up on a wider range of blues( Peacock) and magenta’s for future flies. 
Critique welcome

VERO ( Fishing Gazette IX)
Size 4
I tied it in its recommended size but, suggested in the texts calls for a double.
I need to stock up on a wider range of blues( Peacock) and magenta’s for future flies.
Critique welcome
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1 day ago

U - is foryoutu.be/X-TuXR3RnWs

silver round
red GP
silver oval
orange seal with pinch yellow
1 turn hot orange and one turn white short fibre hackles
silver oval
black seal
JC roofed as long as body
cochybondhhu hackle as long as body
red head
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2 days ago

Candlestick Maker on a 1 1/2 Gaellic Schweibert.  I used my executive powers to cap the topping count at 4.  I can see myself reaching for that one in the Wheatley, hopefully in a not too distant future.  #CFTFlyChallenge

Candlestick Maker on a 1 1/2 Gaellic Schweibert. I used my executive powers to cap the topping count at 4. I can see myself reaching for that one in the Wheatley, hopefully in a not too distant future. #CFTFlyChallenge ... See MoreSee Less

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That’s a great job Louis, I really like it. 👏

Really like the big bold tail, sleek. Very fishy looking! Nice work.

Really great job my friend...

Lovely profile, very sharp!

Finally, it is an awesome fly, I love its shape!

3 days ago

Question.. 

So ok. I planned on doing the 6 Bann flies from William Blacker. I made 5.. which I’m already very proud of lol. Then I get to 6... wth is going on here... 

So my questions are : 

-When there are 13 items in the wings.. how much of each should I put?
-I attached a picture of all the seal dubbing I have.. is there anything that could pass as “puce”?

Thanks in advance!Image attachment

Question..

So ok. I planned on doing the 6 Bann flies from William Blacker. I made 5.. which I’m already very proud of lol. Then I get to 6... wth is going on here...

So my questions are :

-When there are 13 items in the wings.. how much of each should I put?
-I attached a picture of all the seal dubbing I have.. is there anything that could pass as “puce”?

Thanks in advance!
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I used about two/three strands of each material. I would use one of these two colours or a mix of them.

There is no fast rules on the amount of fibres for each material unfortunately. I usually tend to use 1/3 or less of colored fibres and the rest of natural ones. I don’t see any colour that would be suitable for puce in your seal fur my friend.

Light puce (it's a range of colours not one fixed shade):

I did realize a little late that one shouldn’t give much importance to the pictures from that book. Stick to the patterns and search for plates and vintage examples.

Puce is a pain in the ass color. Hard to find and a pain to make. Made some pig wool for Milos Oborny and it took 13 tries to get it right. I would say a light claret is the closest.

Purplish-Brown. Good luck!!

2 days ago

Candlestick Maker sz3 tied in hand.

JC a tad short maybe...

I am perfectly aware that this hook aint by any means close to something vintage. I can't help it, I love it. It is heavy, it is rock solid, it is sharp and it proved itself many times. These things are meant to catch fish, many!

There are 6 toppings on it, pretty bright fly!

Cheers! 🤟🏽

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Good stuff. Love these picture series your doing!

Agree with The Stig! I really like your video sequence! (y)

Ah I was wondering where you were hiding that one. Nice pop in those toppings, mine are pretty bland.

2 days ago

Quilled Eagle on a Matt Arciaga dirty bronze hook.  This time I made a yellow silk underbody/tag too, the yellow dyed quill appear much more yellow this way. Did not forgot the two turns of orange seal fur at throat this time. 🙂

Quilled Eagle on a Matt Arciaga dirty bronze hook. This time I made a yellow silk underbody/tag too, the yellow dyed quill appear much more yellow this way. Did not forgot the two turns of orange seal fur at throat this time. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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I’d bite it! Looks awesome man.

Thing-of-beauty!

That's a cracking fly right there.🔥

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