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Old 02-24-2011, 08:47 AM
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A good friend of mine from Toronto tried out wire woven patterns last year and had great success,he contacted me to do a selection of spey flies for the steel heads.
Here are a few he is going to field test for me this year
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Beautiful work, Laurie...

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Laurie,

Those are very nice flies! The big orange one (next to bottom) is on the par with what works well here for about everything that swims. If you send your friend some tied sparse and some made rather full then he can find out which will work where he is fishing.

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Old 02-25-2011, 05:23 AM
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Those are sweet! well done, The top one and the second form the bottom are my favorite

What id you use to finish the head? it looks all glittery.
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Nice flies, Laurie!

I agree with Wovenstonefly, the second from the top and the second from the bottom strike a particularly good note for me.

The wire weaving look interesting.

What type of feather are you using for the hackle/throat?

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Hi Pocono i use a grade A saddle from a guy in Tipperary Pat Nolan,he is one of the top suppliers in Ireland.
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I dont use this kind of flies but after seeing this above I must try it
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Great flies. Very original ideas for an old design. The 4th one down is really a pretty fly, but I love them all.
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Laurie,
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