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  1. Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    I love anything "ranger" they just have a way of catching my eye
    great tie Eunan as usual.

    When you tie your flies do you make one side more presentable? When I tie in my topping I find I do not get that nice full affect if I tie it to look equal

    thanks for sharing!
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    Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Quote Originally Posted by latshki View Post
    I love anything "ranger" they just have a way of catching my eye
    great tie Eunan as usual.

    When you tie your flies do you make one side more presentable? When I tie in my topping I find I do not get that nice full affect if I tie it to look equal

    thanks for sharing!
    I try to make the mirror images both sides - its the only way to do it, othewise its just like tying half a fly...(I included both sides for you below)

    As for the topping. If you select them right off the head you'll rarely find one that is straight enough to go right on the fly, you need to either wet them and shape them around a glass or some other object, or, wet them and put them on flat tile or piece of glass and fan out the fibers.
    Hard to describe in words, but theres videos online about how to do it - just google shaping golden pheasant crests on glass or tile. you'll find something.


    heres the newer more accurate model. I learned after i posted the earlier version that unlike all the other ranger patterns, the Irish Ranger doesnt have double tippets for the wings, but instead a slab of woodie rather than the smaller tippets.

    So, I got home from a day watching rugby about an hour ago, four sheets to the wind, and sat down to fix 'er
    BTW, great win for Ireland ( the other home nations, not so good, ha ha) but thats a convo for another thread

    Took the blade to the head, removed the crest, woodie sides, and one of the pairs of tippets
    got some new woodie to flank the tippets (unfortunately not matched) and used the same crest that came of 'er.

    Worked out pretty well i think considering my slightly inebriated state.







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  3. Default Re: Classic Atlantic Salmon flies

    Gorgeous - which dressing is that? from the EJ Malone book?

    I'd like to tie something very green as a present for an Irish friend on the East Coast - do you have a suggestion for a pattern that doesn't need a married wing?

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    It is the malone dressing.

    Not sure about green without a married wing. The green highlanders are prob the greenist flies.

    Of course, you could buy green dyed tippets and just invent one...
    Aaron Ostoj has green tippets i believe, though they are 'very green'. Alternatively you could buy the bleached tippets he has and dye your own in a kelly green color
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    Great looking flies! I really like the silver dr.

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    Thought I'd add the latest few in this thread to keep it going, as well as the next half done fly





    Any takers on this one. Fly is nearly done. Wing is half constructed...might get it done tonight...

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    Lee Blue (Malone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by la_jolla1 View Post
    Lee Blue (Malone)

    Half right. I used the pattern for the Lee Blue from Kelson, which is most likely identical to that in Malone.

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    Nice tie indeed - the cloaking with bronze mallard is outstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by la_jolla1 View Post
    Nice tie indeed - the cloaking with bronze mallard is outstanding
    Thanks!!
    Three goes to get it like that, this one is the shallowest of the three i put on. The irish flies (i assume "Lee" is the River in Cork) usually have a nice fat mallard roof
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