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4 hours ago

1/o Lizzie for the weekly challenge fly...just squeaking it in before the next.  Tail lets the fly down a little, should have extended the wing a bit to match.  Oh well, always tie another one

1/o Lizzie for the weekly challenge fly...just squeaking it in before the next. Tail lets the fly down a little, should have extended the wing a bit to match. Oh well, always tie another one ... See MoreSee Less

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I should also say I used the Hale technique of using a tiny bit of floss to start the body, instead of having it start with the seals fur. I think it always helps the body have a bit of taper to start which is more visually appealing. Doubt the fish care lol

1 day ago

A Lizzie on  size 7...

A Lizzie on size 7... ... See MoreSee Less

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Really beautiful tying Gary.

18 hours ago

The Lizzie size1,for weekly challenge

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1 day ago

Straight up tied me one of these Lizzie’s for the weekly. Size 1/0. 

The tip of the topping stem snapped on me, so the topping is a bit whimsy at the tip. Tail also is a bit scruffy, but overall I’m happy.
I like this pattern!

Straight up tied me one of these Lizzie’s for the weekly. Size 1/0.

The tip of the topping stem snapped on me, so the topping is a bit whimsy at the tip. Tail also is a bit scruffy, but overall I’m happy.
I like this pattern!
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Very nice Stig...have one in the vise myself.

1 day ago

Brown Eagle - this unusual eagle with horns and a wool head from Fisher is credited to Traherne. Dx

Brown Eagle - this unusual eagle with horns and a wool head from Fisher is credited to Traherne. Dx ... See MoreSee Less

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Interesting and weird pattern. The tail especially! Intense hackle! Cool job.

2 days ago

Reduced Delfur Fancy from a vintage example.

Reduced Delfur Fancy from a vintage example. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Reduced Delfur Fancy...

Neat

Oh man, very awesome

Really like that 👌

💯👏👏👏

Pretty

Stunner!

More like Delfur Awsome. Never seen one with the hackle underwing!

3 days ago

La mia prima... 
c’è ancora molta strada da fare.....
ma sono felice.....

My first one....
still a long way to go...
but I’m happy....

La mia prima...
c’è ancora molta strada da fare.....
ma sono felice.....

My first one....
still a long way to go...
but I’m happy....
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For a first try this is quite good Marco. You did the wing very well. The topping, though, is too big and too long. Try to have it not go further past the tail and not overly above the wing. In general the body is a bit too short, due to the tag being too long. Try shortening the tag and give that body the full length of the hook shank. Also, for this pattern, the first segment with silk could be shorter, letting the dubbed parts dominate. But as I said, in general you really did a good job here. Keep it it up!

This brings back memories. My first Durham Ranger looked much like this. Stig brings many points, and the best way to progress, is to focus on improving one element at a time. Starting with the body proportions is key. Your tail sets it up for decent proportions. The tag is just too long. About half the size of what you have now, would be a good length. The segmented body, the pattern description says 50/50, and you have this, but when you look at it, it seems that the orang part is longer. This is an optical illusion. To counter this, we typically make the division 40/60, so that it looks like 50/50 in practise. Hackle length is good, tippets look straight and length is good too. Make sure that your topping doesn't reach longer than the tail. Study antiques for better references than what Google has to offer, or simply follow the posts in this group. The best reference for classic tying on the net, as far as we know 🙂

Ciao Marco, ti posso solo consigliare , prima di iniziare autonomamente una nuova mosca, di fare una analisi degli aggiustamenti che dovresti apportare..... se non intervieni immediatamente, molti errori te li trascini per sempre. Non è un disonore chiedere aiuto ....anzi. Ci sono molti bravi Tyers che sicuramente ti possono dare una mano.... Avere pazienza, mai demordere ed essere umili. I risultati poi arrivano...... Buon lavoro

2 days ago

The Glen Grant fly in the hand, my attempt hook 6/0 long 3/4

The Glen Grant fly in the hand, my attempt hook 6/0 long 3/4" ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful fly, sir. Have a nice weekend 🙂

2 days ago

Lizzie for the weekly, size 1. One of the ribs got lost in the fur which is annoying and the wing is a tad buck wild but it will certainly be at home in my summer steelhead box.

Lizzie for the weekly, size 1. One of the ribs got lost in the fur which is annoying and the wing is a tad buck wild but it will certainly be at home in my summer steelhead box. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Lizzie #3 double

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Very beautiful,love mixed wings

Lovely job, sensei ❤️

3 days ago

Weekly challenge fly Lizzie on a size 1 Sproat. I had no idea how the Wing should be made so I went with a mixed Wing. Ugly pattern I have to say. 😁

Weekly challenge fly Lizzie on a size 1 Sproat. I had no idea how the Wing should be made so I went with a mixed Wing. Ugly pattern I have to say. 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

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I think it looks really good. It’s quite a nice pattern imo, but certainly a colourful one 🙂

3 days ago

Recently completed a set of the flies from Knox. Tied to spec as best as possible with a more traditional style wing etc. Finally got them in a frame....

Recently completed a set of the flies from Knox. Tied to spec as best as possible with a more traditional style wing etc. Finally got them in a frame.... ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Weekly Fly Challenge: The Lizzie

Tag: Silver twist.
Tail: A topping.
Body: Green, yellow, violet, and crimson Seal fur, equally divided.
Ribs: Silver tinsel (oval).
Hackle: Blue hackle, from yellow fur.
Wing: Tippet strands; Gallina, Swan dyed light blue, yellow, and crimson, Mallard, and a topping.
Horns: Blue & Gold Macaw.
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4 days ago

3/o Goldfinch from FF.  Tried to achieve the plate look from Ephemera on this one, with the lower/longer profile. Used a golden olive hackle on the body instead of just plain yellow. 

Hook kind of ruins it...time to move on from the eyed hooks I think.  Supreme laziness has set it in, and I have re-worked a hook in ages.

3/o Goldfinch from FF. Tried to achieve the plate look from Ephemera on this one, with the lower/longer profile. Used a golden olive hackle on the body instead of just plain yellow.

Hook kind of ruins it...time to move on from the eyed hooks I think. Supreme laziness has set it in, and I have re-worked a hook in ages.
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A big wow from me!

Great job Matt 💪💪💪

Oh... I want to do topping wings now.

4 days ago

The Black and Gold 4/0 from the “Land and Water” cards

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Lovely job, man. Subs definitely set it up.

4 days ago

Maxwell’s Wilkinson. Tried to keep the wing sparse but think it might be too sparse...

Maxwell’s Wilkinson. Tried to keep the wing sparse but think it might be too sparse... ... See MoreSee Less

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When I make my wings spars like this, I compensate by making them longer. You see this on some of the older plates, and I've always felt it looks spectacular.

Looks nice!

5 days ago

A little (size 7) Jock Scott for the fishing box.  Not my best effort but one that Ill look forward to fishing with.

A little (size 7) Jock Scott for the fishing box. Not my best effort but one that I'll look forward to fishing with. ... See MoreSee Less

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Overshot the wing, is all. Otherwise lovely job.

6 days ago

Old Blue (Francis) size 4/0. 
I didn’t have any natural pigs wool for the tag or head, so I used Llama hair. Also, I figured a blued hook would look the part.

Old Blue (Francis) size 4/0.
I didn’t have any natural pigs wool for the tag or head, so I used Llama hair. Also, I figured a blued hook would look the part.
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Another beauty my man !! Inspiring ❤️🙏🕺🐠🎣

That’d be up my alley to tie ..... one day

Spectacular. Really nice, man.

6 days ago

Kelsons Night Shade tonight. Dx

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Comment on Facebook Kelson's Night Shade...

Awesome.

Electric! Never see this one very often. Great looking fly Dave.

Like everytime your Eagle’re awsome

6 days ago

My favorite Spey fly, The Dallas, this one from
an antique example. 5 ribs on this one - 4 conventional and 1 protective cross over!

My favorite Spey fly, The Dallas, this one from
an antique example. 5 ribs on this one - 4 conventional and 1 protective cross over!
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Awesome! Been meaning to do one. Recently did the Knox 13 so have been Spey fly’d out but should get back on the horse.

Marvelous

That wing! Great job

7 days ago

Been suffering from some serious slacking...but finally put some bustard hackles to use!  Thanks for the fluff John Waldron.

3/0 FF Colonel, with a blend of the oranges/yellows.  Seems a bit off, like its a bit fat on the hook.  Tip/tag could have been a bit further back.

I also reaffirmed my hatred of argus...miserable stuff.  Does it have magic fish catching qualities or something??

Been suffering from some serious slacking...but finally put some bustard hackles to use! Thanks for the fluff John Waldron.

3/0 FF Colonel, with a blend of the oranges/yellows. Seems a bit off, like its a bit fat on the hook. Tip/tag could have been a bit further back.

I also reaffirmed my hatred of argus...miserable stuff. Does it have magic fish catching qualities or something??
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Great tying Matt.. You did the fluff well my friend.

Look who tied the Colonel 🙃I think I need to own that. It IS a top 3 fav pattern...

I like it!

7 days ago

Wee one for the weekly. Used a strand of gut sub coloured black for the body 🤷‍♂️

Wee one for the weekly. Used a strand of gut sub coloured black for the body 🤷‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Damn nice! Now I realise the pattern calls for unbarred! I messed up and use barred! 🤫 Unbarred looks better!

Very nice, Ad.

1 week ago

Had a go at the no. 9 for River Ness. Blacker 1842. Sparse wing. Butt ended up more greenish on photo then in real life for some reason. Size 1.

Had a go at the no. 9 for River Ness. Blacker 1842. Sparse wing. Butt ended up more greenish on photo then in real life for some reason. Size 1. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely work. Dx

Beautiful stuff.

Stunning

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