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nick k 07-12-2013 01:27 PM

Constantly amazed by this fly
 
There are a lot of really impressive flies out there. In particular, a lot of people are extremely talented with deer hair and also with making very lifelike insect flies. The fly below is neither, but has always been my favorite. True art and creativity.


http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...psd58dc0e3.jpg

theboz 07-12-2013 02:24 PM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
But can you cast it with a 6 wt?

nick k 07-12-2013 02:29 PM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
You can cast anything you want with a 6wt (or any rod), its just a matter of how far you need to cast it.

siege 07-12-2013 08:15 PM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
That is a beautiful rendition. It looks like it would be deadly on Amazon river fish like the "Leather-lipped Riposnortimus". Are those beauties sold by the fly, or by the pound ? I think they would turn over nicely on a 12 12wt, sometimes called a 12 x 12, or a "gross" rod.
I'm sure it took a lot of effort to produce that work of art. Thanks for sharing the picture and the smile :D

bigjim5589 07-12-2013 09:58 PM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
Nick, that's pretty cool! Reminds me of some of Pat Cohen's flies. He ties some awesome fishing flies, and his art is even more awesome.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HnFJ48se96...FTOTY+2010.jpg

http://castersonlineflyshop.com/imag...ing/pcohen.jpg

gannoli 07-12-2013 10:03 PM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
Dear lord, could catch a monster of a bass on that thing. Although, I think if I bought one it would go in a case and on a shelf or in a frame and on the wall. Too beautiful to use!

---------- Post added at 10:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:58 PM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigjim5589 (Post 572146)
Nick, that's pretty cool! Reminds me of some of Pat Cohen's flies. He ties some awesome fishing flies, and his art is even more awesome.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HnFJ48se96...FTOTY+2010.jpg

http://castersonlineflyshop.com/imag...ing/pcohen.jpg

Jeez, those are crazy. Wonder what the average tie time is?

Eddie O'Neill 07-13-2013 08:05 AM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
Pretty cool looking fly.:) I wonder how long that takes to tie:confused:

mcnerney 07-13-2013 08:21 AM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
Those flies are so beautiful it would be hard to actually use one, I'd frame them and hang them on a wall.

nick k 07-13-2013 09:22 AM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnerney (Post 572216)
Those flies are so beautiful it would be hard to actually use one, I'd frame them and hang them on a wall.

Same here. I don't think I'd ever let it touch the water.

theboz 07-13-2013 09:36 AM

Re: Constantly amazed by this fly
 
Pat Cohen is an amazing tyer! As is his art and tattoos . I think I would frame his work as well , would feel bad if a fish chewed that up! Maybe not .


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