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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    great ties as always!

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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Black Doctor 2/0
    Looks like the wings have slipped a bit out of tip alignment.

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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Think i'd like it on a slighly longer hook to flatten out the wing a bit.

    This is a 1/0 generic gaelic supreme blind eye. Same gape as the Harrison bartleet, though blunter and flatter point, as well as being about a quarter of inch shorter.

    Should have lined up the bars on the tippet with the butt....

    Last edited by s fontinalis; 09-08-2012 at 02:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    You are on a roll here, very nice! I have just enough flies to finish the year and then will have to start tying when the snow flies.

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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Had a crack at this one on a Ronn Lucas 3/0 Milward Bartleet.

    Think i'd like the wing to sit lower at the back, the current height probably a consequence of an overly thick body, which i did try to taper off at the front.The tail might be too high/long as well. i also just noticed the JC arent aligned in the photo, but are in actuality parallel to eachother. The tippets could be better aligned too.

    THis is essentially the Maxwell pattern (apparently from Salmon and Sea Trout, though i couldnt find it in my edition), which I found in Radencich new book. There was no photo of this fly in the book.
    Kinda maxwell, because i added a topping which wasnt listed in Mike book, but ive since discovered it is actually part of the fly, and i left off the chenille head as i didnt have any narrow enough to fit. I also used seals fur instead of pigs wool for the body



    Eunan

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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Eunan that pattern is so beautiful . It's magnificent! Using that fly to actually fish is the equivalent of me using my 1969 autographed World Series ball to play sand lot baseball! (I did so I guess I would!)Wow!
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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Alexandra 2/0 from Pryce-Tannatt

    Last edited by s fontinalis; 09-28-2012 at 10:09 AM.

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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Big fly.

    Tried to work along the lines of Ronn Lucas' style for this one (short tails and toppings leaving the back open), but failed.
    I couldnt get the toppings flat enough for the tail and it looks like this one is a bit too long also.
    I'd like it to either have a flatter and shorter tail, or a bit more curve to the topping to even out the curves - as is it i just looks a bit off.

    Other than that i'm pretty happy with this one.
    I worked from a couple sources for the pattern, and depending which you look at, the rib hackle either starts from the butt or the second turn of tinsel. Also, some listings dont have any teal mentioned in the tail or for the throat. In the end i decided to go with a throat as is just seemed right.

    Anyways.

    Comments and critique much appreciated as always! Included a photo with the wee Paddy 1/0 i tied a while back for size reference.

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    Paddy 1/0 and Lady Amherst 6/0
    Last edited by s fontinalis; 10-01-2012 at 03:17 PM.

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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    If that one looks off to you I'd better reevaluate all of my tying I would love to see someone catch a tarpon on that fly, but I'd imagine it wouldn't hold up well to such thrashing? Just out of curiosity, how durable are such flies with regard to fishing use (not that I believe myself capable of willing myself to fish one, rather than just displaying it).
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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    If that one looks off to you I'd better reevaluate all of my tying I would love to see someone catch a tarpon on that fly, but I'd imagine it wouldn't hold up well to such thrashing? Just out of curiosity, how durable are such flies with regard to fishing use (not that I believe myself capable of willing myself to fish one, rather than just displaying it).
    I tie them with enough wraps and tons of wax to hold materials in place.
    They will fish, but, do you want to fish a fly it takes 3-4 hours to tie?

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