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s fontinalis 01-12-2013 01:21 PM

Black Max
 
from "Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers"

Slight variant - i used a nice Tangerine flavor AMGOLD crest for the tail to complement the hackle rather than golden crest.


the whole fly ended up like a dart...the black hackles were long and narrow, though i don't think it harms the simple composition of the fly!
Looks like a a bit of white showing though the head, but its reflection of the stem of the JC. I got a new shiny thing going one the heads of my flies as a final coat over the sally hansens coats.

hook is a martinek CS #2 8xl

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0...2/IMG_0252.JPG

mcnerney 01-12-2013 01:27 PM

Re: Black Max
 
Eunan: Gorgeous looking streamer, that 8xl hook makes it really pop!

gt05254 01-12-2013 01:28 PM

Re: Black Max
 
Nice, Eunan! And no matter how "wide" the wing is in the vise, it will look at least that narrow in the water. To wit:
[IMG]http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...254/005-10.jpg[/IMG]

Beautiful job on the body and wrap, too!
Gary

wt bash 01-12-2013 01:45 PM

Re: Black Max
 
Nice and sleek, a stripper for sure!

latshki 01-12-2013 02:26 PM

Re: Black Max
 
your floss work is stellar
great tie man!

jaybo41 01-13-2013 09:52 AM

Re: Black Max
 
Another masterpiece Eunan! That's one deadly looking fly. Very well done :thumbsup:

Rip Tide 01-13-2013 10:26 AM

Re: Black Max
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gt05254 (Post 515493)
And no matter how "wide" the wing is in the vise, it will look at least that narrow in the water.

If you happen to be at the Marlborough show next weekend, try to catch Bob Popovic's program on streamer profiles. He has a different opinion

thorsten 01-13-2013 12:12 PM

Re: Black Max
 
Awesome fly - YOU DID A GREAT JOB :eek: CONGRATULATIONS :thumbsup::thumbsup::clap::clap:

gt05254 01-13-2013 12:43 PM

Re: Black Max
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rip Tide (Post 515756)
If you happen to be at the Marlborough show next weekend, try to catch Bob Popovic's program on streamer profiles. He has a different opinion

Ya, I've seen his streamers. Very nice, and the material he uses does give a "wider" fly. Just not my cup of tea.

Gary

Rip Tide 01-13-2013 01:53 PM

Re: Black Max
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gt05254 (Post 515807)
Ya, I've seen his streamers. Very nice, and the material he uses does give a "wider" fly. Just not my cup of tea.

Gary

Of course stiffer/softer material will behave differently with the water velocity but he contends that what you see in the vise is basically what the fish will see in the water. That a fly does not collapse like the one in your picture until you remove it from the water.
It's a very interesting program on fly design. And not just his streamers
I saw it a couple of years ago and I noticed that he's presenting it again this weekend.


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