Re: first "Dee" style...the blue moon
thanks Ard & WT...sometimes I look at the super cool classic patterns and wonder is it necessary??
plus I doubt I will ever get close to being able to tie them...too many years banging nails...
after seeing a friends(he on this forum a lot) fshazn, and his incredible ties, I had to decide to just do something I was happy with...and if it can catch fish...my main concern...
I saw some pics of his beauties wet...and in the water swimming...and a lot of the glamor is gone...they are some subtle things added from all the extra work, but maybe I can slick by on a few of those details??I looked real close at the pics wet and dry...to see what stood out...little flashes of color on the tail...cheeks, stuff like that...so that is what I focused on...the wet and swimming look, for lack of better terms...
proof is in the puddin'...a lot of my other patterns have worked super...its just that steelhead is a new area for me...having most of my experience with trout...
ted...trout bum/wandering monk
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Breac à linne, slat à coille is fiadh à f́reach - mèirle às nach do ghabh gàidheal riamh nàire.
a fish from the river, a rod from the woods and a stag from the mountain , thefts ne'er a Gael was ashamed
...and old gaelic proverb...
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