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s fontinalis 03-03-2013 07:19 PM

Wild Irishman
 
This is the first fly of any type i've tied in about 6 weeks.

Hook is a 3/0 reworked Sunday, not sure of the exact shape though....

Would like some things back.

There is a nice banksian sub in there under the mallard....wish now i'd put it on the bottom, or made the roof a bit shorter.

Body hackle didnt show up as i'd have liked either.

yada yada yada

hope you guys like it.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y...9/IMG_0331.JPG

theboz 03-03-2013 08:25 PM

Re: Wild Irishman
 
Been waiting on this one!Awesome!

dabluz 03-03-2013 08:45 PM

Re: Wild Irishman
 
How did you make the fuzzy head.....wow!!!???

Guest1 03-03-2013 10:16 PM

Re: Wild Irishman
 
I saw the title and thought you talking about me. :D Nice fly.

Pocono 03-04-2013 05:43 AM

Re: Wild Irishman
 
Nice fly; I wondered where you've been................

Your tail and topping GP crests are really there now; nice!

Pocono

Liphookedau 03-04-2013 07:35 AM

Re: Wild Irishman
 
Eunan,In My Aussie Lingo,"Bonzer Fly Mate".
You haven't lost any of The Skills.
Brian.

s fontinalis 03-04-2013 08:06 AM

Re: Wild Irishman
 
Many thanks all. Much appreciated.

Pocono. I've started using topping and tails right off the head, with very little manipulation, if any, only to straighten them out. I've started to steep all my heads in hot water for an hour or so, then let them dry naturally. I dont even take tails and topping from the same head anymore, or at least i dont consciously. I figured that in the olden days, that wasnt necessarily the case.


dabluz - the head is berlin wool, dubbed.

Dan, i though I was the only wild irishman on this forum!
Thanks again fellas.

jpbfly 03-04-2013 11:32 AM

Re: Wild Irishman
 
You're an artist Eunan!hats off:thumbsup:


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