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1 hour ago

The forbidden fly….but wanted to try one.

Green Highlander (Kelson) on sz 1 ahrex hook.

Clipped body hackle as I didn’t have better.

The forbidden fly….but wanted to try one.

Green Highlander (Kelson) on sz 1 ahrex hook.

Clipped body hackle as I didn’t have better.
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Very well done! I actually always liked it, just not the PT version so much. Proportions are spot on, just watch the wing width:gape ratio.

3 days ago

The Favourite! Size 1! From Colin Ines book on James Harper. 

Been trying to tie for some days now but didn’t have it in me until today. 

Body hackle is clipped, due to my horrible olive hackle patch quality.

The Favourite! Size 1! From Colin Ines book on James Harper.

Been trying to tie for some days now but didn’t have it in me until today.

Body hackle is clipped, due to my horrible olive hackle patch quality.
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Oh wow

Wow. What a cracker!

Thats a pearler Stig I could do with a new olive cape myself golden olive in particular.

It's a Stig....

I love this one Stig.

18 hours ago

Thunder & Lightning 1/0 from Cork Collection p. 684

Loads of stuff there but I like it! First time I used shellac. Soaked the whole wool head as in many of the flies in that collection.

Pointers appreciated!Image attachment

Thunder & Lightning 1/0 from Cork Collection p. 684

Loads of stuff there but I like it! First time I used shellac. Soaked the whole wool head as in many of the flies in that collection.

Pointers appreciated!
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2 days ago

Tried to copy Richards recent WD post.

Tried to copy Richard's recent WD post. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking much better Gary. Would love to see the base of that wing before you set it.

1 day ago

The first fly is based off of a beautiful antique fly I saw on Ebay. The second is based on a couple of flies on aofeathers. It’s hard to tell whether the flies are antique or not, and I’m not sure if they’re old flies at all. If anyone knows the pattern I’d love to know!Image attachment

The first fly is based off of a beautiful antique fly I saw on Ebay. The second is based on a couple of flies on aofeathers. It’s hard to tell whether the flies are antique or not, and I’m not sure if they’re old flies at all. If anyone knows the pattern I’d love to know! ... See MoreSee Less

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Top one could be from a box I'm selling? The bottom one is a Wasp fly I think. Both vintage patterns. Nice tying!

2 days ago

Between moving into a new house and getting ready for our first baby, I haven’t tied a fly in a couple months. Here’s a very rusty version of Blacker’s No. 14, Killarney and Tay, size 2.

Between moving into a new house and getting ready for our first baby, I haven’t tied a fly in a couple months. Here’s a very rusty version of Blacker’s No. 14, Killarney and Tay, size 2. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Lady Caroline ,,,,first in a while

Lady Caroline ,,,,first in a while ... See MoreSee Less

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As a nut....

Very nice Sean can't beat using real Heron can ya.:)

Tidy tying mate!!! 👏

Nice

4 days ago

Size 1.5 Blue, Orange, Green, Grey & Brown (them Irish sure knew how to aptly name a fly!). Super chuffed on this one. One shot wing sandwiching tippet fibers into upper edge- held perfectly! Bustard got a little lost but it’s there in the upper edge of wing.

Size 1.5 Blue, Orange, Green, Grey & Brown (them Irish sure knew how to aptly name a fly!). Super chuffed on this one. One shot wing sandwiching tippet fibers into upper edge- held perfectly! Bustard got a little lost but it’s there in the upper edge of wing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice hook, lovely fly.

So good Tony!!! 😍

Very nice...love it.

Super stuff tony

Mostly named after the colour of the body sections presumably. Must try this one shot wing method with the tippet above the wing sounds cool. Lovely work as usual Tony.

Nice tie Tony. Those Irish flies can be rough to do on the body segments hand hackles and stuff.

5 days ago

Baron. 4/0. Thought Id knock up a quickie 😁 in between the Hardy trio Im tying. Although this is kind of the Hardy version with a smidge of Kelson thrown in. Large flies are not really my forte but I like to tie one now and again. Tippets are set riding slightly above the wing on this one.

Baron. 4/0. Thought I'd knock up a quickie 😁 in between the Hardy trio I'm tying. Although this is kind of the Hardy version with a smidge of Kelson thrown in. Large flies are not really my forte but I like to tie one now and again. Tippets are set riding slightly above the wing on this one. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Baron. 4/0. Thought ...

Nice rendition! Lovely work.

Beautiful fly Mark🙂

Lovely but where's the crow 👀

Perfection 👌🏻👌🏻

Thats a bloody good Baron.

6 days ago

Cock Robin. 1/0. Second one of the three Hardy flies Im tying and feels like the mojo is coming back as I was feeling a bit mediocre about the first one but hey rust is rust eh. Tying them on these old Milward hooks which Im not a big fan of the profile but nice to tie on some original hooks at least.:)

Cock Robin. 1/0. Second one of the three Hardy flies I'm tying and feels like the mojo is coming back as I was feeling a bit mediocre about the first one but hey rust is rust eh. Tying them on these old Milward hooks which I'm not a big fan of the profile but nice to tie on some original hooks at least.:) ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Cock Robin. 1/0. ...

Wowsers 😳

One day I will learn how to pull off tippet underwings like Mark. Brilliant.

Lovely flies u tie Mark👍

Exquisite fly tying.

4 days ago

I wound Teal And Red by Pryce-Tannat,Dr. I used a salmon fly on a small needle with Semperflys Kapok dubbing material and graded it from orange to red☺️

I wound Teal And Red by Pryce-Tannat,Dr. I used a salmon fly on a small needle with Semperfly's Kapok dubbing material and graded it from orange to red☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Got sent some goodies! Anyone can confirm the first photo? Think I know it but want to check as I got quite a few patches. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rifle bird throat patch

Nice haul there Matt.

What a score! Thanks for sharing Matt

Golden pheasant crest

5 days ago

Irish Durham Ranger 2/0
I started tying classic flyes this year and had 2month break before this, but back in game now 👌

Irish Durham Ranger 2/0
I started tying classic flyes this year and had 2month break before this, but back in game now 👌
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6 days ago

Childers-Blacker wing

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Lovely tying Mike. Body looks nice and slim ;0)

Looks the part, Malcolm. Well done!

I like that

That's your best fly to date Malcolm superbly done!

6 days ago

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Magnificent rifle bird

Nice but the toppings look good

6 days ago

Not tied a fly for a while. This purple doctor means so much to me. As my health has not been best, and motivation has been hard to come by. I’ve set myself the target to start one fly per week.
Onwards and upwards
#flyfishingaddict #flytying #flytyingjunkie #flytyingporn #classicfly #classicsalmon #classicflytying #salmon #salmonfishing

Not tied a fly for a while. This purple doctor means so much to me. As my health has not been best, and motivation has been hard to come by. I’ve set myself the target to start one fly per week.
Onwards and upwards
#flyfishingaddict #flytying #flytyingjunkie #flytyingporn #classicfly #classicsalmon #classicflytying #salmon #salmonfishing
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Comment on Facebook Not tied a fly for a...

I'm loving that sleek profile!

Nice tying Tim Reader. 🤟 That'd fish too.

Great tying!

5 days ago

Goldfinch. Tied on a size 1. Smallest I’ve done so far.

Goldfinch. Tied on a size 1. Smallest I’ve done so far. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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Granadensis… use sparingly. That’s the ideal one and tough to get!

7 days ago

Golden Olive ( Fur) Haynes and Sons
1/0 from the cork collection 
I grabbed the wrong horns when mounting.. supposed to be yellow/ Blue.
She’s fully gutted to fish one day.
Comments and critique welcome..

Golden Olive ( Fur) Haynes and Sons
1/0 from the cork collection
I grabbed the wrong horns when mounting.. supposed to be yellow/ Blue.
She’s fully gutted to fish one day.
Comments and critique welcome..
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Quite a mixed wing you’ve got there John - well tied fly!

1 week ago

Popham 3/0

First attempt at this fly. Was good fun! Tried to tie the 14 ”ic” (dyed red weaver) cupped after the herl as it gives a more prominent impression, esp with subs I guess. Wing built in 4 stages plus roof/cheeks. There is that extra butt under the head but hard to see in the photo. Had no jay nearly big enough so had to use gf.

Popham 3/0

First attempt at this fly. Was good fun! Tried to tie the 14 ”ic” (dyed red weaver) cupped after the herl as it gives a more prominent impression, esp with subs I guess. Wing built in 4 stages plus roof/cheeks. There is that extra butt under the head but hard to see in the photo. Had no jay nearly big enough so had to use gf.
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She looks nice!

My favorite fly

1 week ago

Wilkinson. 1/0. Another fly from the Hardys tome and one of a set of three Im tying from it. Not my usual longer tail but a bit shorter with a wee bit curve to it. A bit rusty though after a two month break from it but nice to be back again. :)

Wilkinson. 1/0. Another fly from the Hardy's tome and one of a set of three I'm tying from it. Not my usual longer tail but a bit shorter with a wee bit curve to it. A bit rusty though after a two month break from it but nice to be back again. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Wilkinson. 1/0. ...

Lovely sir annoyingly consistent as usual 😉

Bonnie fle Mark 👌👌👌

Flee

Oh wow this is nice

Beautiful tying as always Mark

Sweet piece of Wilkinson right there Mark!

Nice fly!

6 days ago

Interesting to see the herls tag end loose like this. No visible silk to see so has it bee wrapped forward and the waste end pulled underneath?

Interesting to see the herls tag end loose like this. No visible silk to see so has it bee wrapped forward and the waste end pulled underneath? ... See MoreSee Less

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Superglue? 😜

Saw Ryan Houston sbs on how its done on his youtube channel,👍

Don't you make a loop with the thread or something then pull it back through and snip off?🤔

The rod whip style was something I came up with

Dissecting herl heads they tended to be on longer heads than we would tie for show and very often finished off behind I think they were wrapped into either heavy wax or shellac

7 days ago

Orangeman size 1(ish). The pattern listing said blue and gold for horns but I went with blue swan per the original

Orangeman size 1(ish). The pattern listing said blue and gold for horns but I went with blue swan per the original ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice looking fly Aaron👍

Great effort 👏

1 week ago

Proof of life fly. The Orangeman by Willian Hayes & Son. This ones for my box so Im not using my good hooks ;0))

Proof of life fly. The Orangeman by Willian Hayes & Son. This ones for my box so I'm not using my good hooks ;0)) ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Proof of life fly. ...

Hot diggity Doc!! you knocked that one clean out of the ball park!! looks great! I'll have to start treating you with respect now! 😁😎 - Though I can't help but notice that the dreaded "Welsh Neck Crick Syndrome" has gotten worse! lol!

Beautiful to my eye Richard. Respect.

WoW wOw WoW wOw

Perfect! Even if it’s upside down 😜

Lovely tying😃

Very nice pal; better than your camera work 😉

7 days ago

Green Parrot 1/0 from the Cork Collection.

Used dyed hackle instead of parrot. Subbed IC and Toucan as well. And managed to finish off the fly with lacquer in the herl head.

Green Parrot 1/0 from the Cork Collection.

Used dyed hackle instead of parrot. Subbed IC and Toucan as well. And managed to finish off the fly with lacquer in the herl head.
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