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    Default Vintage Claret

    Had a Coq de Leon cape hanging around for a while, and finally got to using it this weekend.
    The feathers have an inherent aged or vintage look to them, hence the name of the fly.
    I deliberately left the wing longer, a nod to Stevens, as many of her flies had longer wings.

    first image gives nice pop to the wing, claret saddles flanked by CdL
    second image shows the body better





    Materials

    Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Carrie Stevens Rangeley Size 2 8xl
    Tag: Gold Tinsel
    Body: Golden brown floss
    Rib: Gold tinsel (round) leading claret floss
    Belly: grey bucktail
    Throat: Claret Schlappen
    Wing: 4 Claret saddles hackles flanked by two Coq de Leon hackles
    Shoulder: Lemon Wood duck
    Side: JC
    Head: Black

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    While it may look "vintage", it also looks fishy! I may tie up some matukas here in a sec after seeing that tie Eunan. It won't look that good OR classic, but you never stop inspiring! We need to meet up for a tying session (read: lesson) soon. Maybe even some fishing
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: Vintage Claret

    thats a beauty
    Live,Love,and Fish

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    Default Re: Vintage Claret

    Very nice work! I love the color in that fly.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Vintage Claret

    That's a cracker there!!! I like the longer wing too although 99.9% of the time I'm not doing it on purpose
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

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    Default Re: Vintage Claret

    Nice tie, looks fishy!

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    Default Re: Vintage Claret

    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    While it may look "vintage", it also looks fishy! I may tie up some matukas here in a sec after seeing that tie Eunan. It won't look that good OR classic, but you never stop inspiring! We need to meet up for a tying session (read: lesson) soon. Maybe even some fishing
    Prob next fishing i'm doing is Salmon river for steelhead in the fall.

    As for tying, i'm gonna have a table at the International Fly Tying Symposium at Somerset, in november. If you make the trip over there for the weekend again this year make sure to stop by and say hi.

    I'm hoping to have an extra vise along with me. Maybe some wet flies or whatever....

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    Sounds good. Not sure if I'll be able to make the symposium or not, I'll keep you posted. Salmon River in the fall is a possibility, however. Let me know if you need any steelhead flies tested before the trip, might be able to swing a few...
    - A.J.

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