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    Scott, Nice trick! Did you find the touch-up...

    Scott,

    Nice trick! Did you find the touch-up pen gummed up the feather fibers at all?

    Alberto
  2. Thread: old fly id

    by Alberto
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    Bill, From the hook size versus the reel I...

    Bill,

    From the hook size versus the reel I would guess that is a lake fly. I looked in a couple of my reference books, including "Forgotten Flies", and I could not find a fly to match the one in...
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    Martin, The flies and photos are gorgeous! How...

    Martin,

    The flies and photos are gorgeous! How do you achieve the lighting? It is very even across the fly.

    Regards,

    Alberto
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    I agree with Jay, you want different threads. My...

    I agree with Jay, you want different threads. My preferences are:

    Danville's Flymaster+ or Flat-waxed nylon for bass bugs and other spun deer hair flies
    Danville's 140-denier for streamers...
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    Martin, Those are great flies but I feel your...

    Martin,

    Those are great flies but I feel your pain with macro-photography. Every time I look at photos of my stuff all I can do is find the blemishes. The way I see it, it makes you a better tier....
  6. Yes, it's a technique similar to yours. Tied in...

    Yes, it's a technique similar to yours. Tied in by the tip, concave side of feather facing towards me, then I fold the hackle backwards and wrap the the eye. I think you tie your collars with the...
  7. Scott, Thanks, although most classic wets do...

    Scott,

    Thanks, although most classic wets do have throat hackles, the ones I tie for my fly boxes end up with hackle collars. I like the way they look over throat hackles. I also like the way the...
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    That is a well-tied fly. I like that the eye is...

    That is a well-tied fly. I like that the eye is not crowded, you left plenty of room for a nice thread head. Hackle and tail sizing is something that changes from tier to tier. I like to size mine...
  9. The Jenny Lind, as a lake fly and a wet fly

    I tied the lake fly as a request from a close friend, I liked the color combination so much I ended up tying 3 more as wet flies for my own fly box.

    Tag: oval silver tinsel
    Tail: blue goose...
  10. Success! Thanks Scott!

    Success! Thanks Scott!
  11. Thanks! I have tried the different [IMG] codes...

    Thanks!

    I have tried the different [IMG] codes specified in the FAQ for the BB and still can't get the images to show up over the links.

    I also searched in the archives with little luck, all...
  12. A few more featherwings: Black Ghost, Garrison, Bean Special, and the Gees-Beau

    All the snow we have gotten in New England has given me a chance to sit at my desk, here are a few of the ties:

    Black Ghost Herb Welch pattern
    Hook: Fulling Mill 3220, sz 4
    Tail: yellow hackle...
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    Scott, Another great tie. I had never heard of...

    Scott,

    Another great tie. I had never heard of cut-shank hooks so I looked it up. Wouldn't it be a similar setup to use a tube? What are the advantages of the cut-shank hook over the tube?
    ...
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    Melk - I updated the first post with the recipes....

    Melk - I updated the first post with the recipes. The wet fly in the photo was tied with medium flat tinsel, I did not like the proportions and have since switched it to small flat tinsel. This lets...
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    Scott, Did you use hen hackle tips for the...

    Scott,

    Did you use hen hackle tips for the tail? Skip Morris is one of my favorite tiers, I try to duplicate his clean lines and proportions on my flies. I need to add this one to my fly box....
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    Parmacheene Belle, 5 different styles

    This was my tying project over the holidays, I'm just getting to photographing them. These 5 patterns are all for the Parmacheene Belle. This has always been one of my favorite patterns, mostly...
  17. The Maid of the Mill - a mixed wing lake fly

    Santa put a pheasant skin in my stocking. This gave me a chance to try a new pattern over the holidays. This one is from the Mary Orvis chapter in Forgotten Flies:

    Maid of the Mill
    Tag: oval gold...
  18. Beautiful tie Scott! Very nice tinsel body. I...

    Beautiful tie Scott! Very nice tinsel body. I like how you tied the oval tinsel on the bottom of the hook. This gives you a nice and clean starting wrap for the rib.

    Alberto
  19. Two more lake flies: the Abbey and the F.G. Simpson

    These are from Mary Marbury Orvis. In the flies below I used blind-eye hooks, but then I tied 3 F.G. Simpsons on regular eyed hooks and will toss them at smallies this summer. I'm a sucker for red...
  20. Thread: Leech

    by Alberto
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    That is a nice fly. Did you use a dubbing loop...

    That is a nice fly. Did you use a dubbing loop for the body?

    Alberto
  21. Gig, Those words are so true. First set of...

    Gig,

    Those words are so true. First set of wings went on wonderfully. Second one I tried to tie was a disaster but I will keep trying different techniques until I find a consistent one.

    Alberto
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    Mike, This does not answer your question...

    Mike,

    This does not answer your question directly, but another way to make an epoxy drying wheel is with an old rotisserie motor and a foam disc from the craft store. It is a more cost effective...
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    Scott, I like the wire body. The Rio Grande...

    Scott,

    I like the wire body. The Rio Grande King you posted earlier this month is now a pattern in my fly box.

    Thanks,

    Alberto
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    A couple of featherwing streamers

    Shang's Favorite (Carrie Stevens)
    Tag: Flat silver tinsel
    Body: Red floss with flat silver tinsel rib
    Underbelly: White bucktail:
    Underwing: 4-5 strands of peacock herl
    Throat: White schlappen...
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    Scott, Another great tie! What is the hackle...

    Scott,

    Another great tie! What is the hackle color? I'm thinking dun but I also see some olive on it.

    Alberto
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