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s fontinalis 04-06-2013 01:48 PM

Green Highlander 5/0
 
Hook is a Jock Scott Stout from Ronn Lucas. Pattern is essentially the Pryce-Tannatt version...
Head needs another couple coats of lacquer, but other than that, she's done!

Hope you fellas like it.

Enjoy

Eunan

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p...0/IMG_0384.JPG

newby 04-06-2013 01:56 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
In my opinion, that is your best yet. A gorgeous classic pattern executed perfectly. For a second I thought Davie McPhail had tied it :D.

gt05254 04-06-2013 02:42 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
"In my opinion, that is your best yet."

I'm with him.
Gary

mcnerney 04-06-2013 07:42 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
Eunan: That is awesome looking!

BlueDun 04-06-2013 07:46 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
Beautiful!!!

la_jolla1 04-06-2013 08:54 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
Seriously good, guess you need to publish your own book now....

caseywise 04-06-2013 09:49 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
so eunan,
my wife had never seen a classic full dress salmon fly before today.
after seeing me scrolling through your atv gallery of salmon flies my wife
proclaimed "those are the most beautiful flies i have ever seen!"
you are a master my friend:thumbsupu

casey

stl_geoff 04-07-2013 06:59 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
Green highlander is one of my favorite classics

s fontinalis 04-07-2013 07:09 PM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
Many thanks folks. Glad you continue to like the flies.
I'll keep posting them.

Eunan

s fontinalis 04-08-2013 08:28 AM

Re: Green Highlander 5/0
 
Here's a bit more on this fly!
I had the hook picked out long while ago, but was never really good a floss bodies so i'd been putting off tying this GH version for a good few months.
I started it last sunday afternoon, and bit by bit over the week completed it.
I've got about 6-7 hours into this fly.

There has been two different underwings, and three different wings on it, which certainly accounts for a lot of the time. If it had looked right with the first wing (see below) i'd have gone with that one, but to me it was too high, a consequence of selecting tippets which were too big and trying to make them fit the hook.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D...0/IMG_0383.JPG

The second set of tippets are what you see in the finished fly.
The second wing didnt compress properly, but was a nice height.
Thus, i decided to go with a third wing construction as you see in the finished fly. The reason it didnt compress correctly, was due to the softer goose fibers being below the stiffer florican and Golden pheasant tail fibers - in my experience, when wings are constructed with softer materials on the bottom, they tend to bow and fold, rather than compress vertically.

By constructing the wing as i've done on the finished fly, the softer fibers are interspersed with stiffer fibers, and you get a nice compression. It should be said, that the final wing construction is a very modern look. Older flies would have had blocks of color (at least in my limited experience of seeing them). If i'd wanted to keep the original wing, it would have been best to use dyed turkey, but i only had yellow, and didnt want to dye my own.

As for fishing or the wall - this one is for the wall.

heres a head on view, just for fun!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B...0/IMG_0385.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R...0/IMG_0387.JPG


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