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Old 12-13-2012, 12:19 AM
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Default Between the salmon tie-along and S. fonti....

Can't help myself, but the threads make this seem doable for duffers too.

Tried a married wing with materials on hand, just to see how difficult it is..... It is...... No pattern, just learning.

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Default Re: Between the salmon tie-along and S. fonti....

Hi Hugh,

Your tying is coming along, the fly is reminiscent of a Ranger type but not (as I can see) a married wing tie. Your heads are becoming neater but you may want to put that tag up the shank a tad. Try having the tag end directly above the barb tip and I think the flies will look a bit better. However, you have my word that a fly with the tag positioned a little far back will catch salmon, trout, and char. All this business of proportioning and positioning are aesthetics to suit the human eye not that of a fish. To fish I believe color - size and profile are the points of interest.

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Default Re: Between the salmon tie-along and S. fonti....

I've never been the "marrying" type so I can't give you any good advice. I can say though the cool thing about the wings that don't come out picture perfect is you can mash a tooth brush through them, pick the fibers apart and stroke them back into a wing and have a good mixed wing! Which I think make better fishing flies,( like Ard said color, size, and profile) plus when its all mixed there's more movement to the wing.
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Default Re: Between the salmon tie-along and S. fonti....

Thats the spirit. I hoped all those pictures would have a knock on effect.
Nice fly, refinements will come with time.

Get stuck into them like i did and you'll see great improvements in no time!!
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Smashing tie!
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