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Ard
03-29-2009, 03:43 PM
Still preparing for ice out here and staying busy at the vise.

This is one of my original ties and is effective for both silver salmon & trout.

2037 As always you must click the image to enlarge;

Hook: Gamakatsusalmon #2
Head: Black silk
Tag: Two turns flat silver tinsel
Tail: Amherst pheasant crest
Butt: Ostrich herl
Body: Claret floss tied full
Rib: Heavy oval tinsel with black palmered saddle hackle
Collar: Claret saddle hackle tied slightly down for wing
Wing: Sparse bunch of polar bear body hair or substitute
Topping: Amherst pheasant crest as long as the wing

Get busy

mcnerney
03-29-2009, 03:50 PM
Ard: Another very nice looking fly, great work!


Larry

Ard
03-29-2009, 04:05 PM
Thanks larry,

It's like I'm getting ready for something huh?

jdorsey61
03-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Now that's a cool looking fly, Ard! That's too pretty of a tie to be non-productive - it just wouldn't be right...

dorian.ducker
03-29-2009, 07:53 PM
I really like that fly.

tgoodwater2002
03-29-2009, 10:35 PM
Hardyreel, that is a very cool looking fly!!!! I like it alot! I hope to someday get into tying salmon flies some day. You will be the man I come to for info!! Nice job.

Ard
03-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Thanks Tgood, and you too Dorian & John.

Ard

FISHN50
03-30-2009, 12:26 PM
Nice tie

Ard
03-30-2009, 01:35 PM
Thank you, Thank you very much, spoken in the key of 'E'

tjc
06-18-2009, 11:33 PM
What do you think of Sarah Palin?

peregrines
06-19-2009, 08:58 AM
Great looking fly Ard, beautiful, clean lines, great proportions. Almost a pity to put it harm's way swimming it near those big mean salmon...

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