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Old 01-01-2010, 03:14 PM
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Here's a quick pic of the Alaska Maryann pattern; version 1. I like working with Polar Bear hair; it's got a certain translucency to is that's unique in terms of what I've worked with for fly tying hair materials before.

I also like working with the Partridge Bartleet hooks; they're nice looking all by themselves; even without dressing; something that has me thinking about minimalist flies and their effectiveness, but perhaps more on that later.

This was the last fly that I tied in 2009!

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As I was telling Ard today, the next version will probably have golden pheasant tail and veiling (red) and a simple married wing along with the Polar Bear Hair. The variegated bone-colored cotton thread body seems to be working OK; at least for the time being.

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Well I don't usually post pictures of the fly I am sending but hey what the heck.
This fly was a take-off from the Mallard and Claret. I called it the Mallet. It was also my first attempt at spey flies.
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WOW! Kerry, that is awesome!
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Nice tie Kerry. I like it. Dan
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I agree, Kerry. That's one very, very nice tie! I'm looking forward to getting that one wet.

Ard, would you post a picture of your Alaskan Lady pattern? Thanks.

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Thank you, I appreciate your opinions and I also hope I can remember how the heck I tied it!
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Happy New Year! The first set of flies arrived today, from Joni.

Very nice box (I hope that the rest of you can do as well - )!

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And what was inside was just as special; 12 great looking bombers, with recipes and an attached pic!

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Lady and gentlemen, we are definitely raising the bar here!

Thanks Joni. For the rest of us.... only 2 months left!

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Default Re: Salmon Fly Swap?

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I agree, Kerry. That's one very, very nice tie! I'm looking forward to getting that one wet.

Ard, would you post a picture of your Alaskan Lady pattern? Thanks.

The fly is in a thread on Share Patterns
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