Re: First attempt at a salmon fly
Nice job. I have never ventured into the Salmon flies. They are very challenging and take real patience to master. I agree with what one above said about picking one pattern, (like the one you tied) and tying a dozen of them. As you go you'll figure out the little things to make it right (or as close to perfect) by the 9th or 10th try.
BTW it looks like you did a lot of things really well in your first attempt.
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