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  1. #11
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    Sep 2010
    Akron Ohio (don't let that fool you)

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    You're there man!
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

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  3. #12
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    Jul 2011
    Broomfield, Co
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
    Looking at those ties makes me want to toss my vises and take up macrame or something. Maybe paint by numbers?
    If I was anythhing near as good as you starting out I would probably be writing fly tying books by now.
    Fine jobs and you are off to an excellent start for sure. You have good technique and a good eye for art. Wow.
    I was thinking the same thing. My first fly I tied was a San Juan worm and it sucked so bad I cut it apart.

    Very challenging flies as a first tie here
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

    "Snap it" Hank Patterson

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  5. #13
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    Apr 2009
    Languedoc/near montpellier
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    Very nice fliesyour copper johnson and deep prince are great.Congrats

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    Gotta agree. They look excellent. My bedraggled concoctions don't come close.

  7. #15

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    Thank you everyone for such kind comments and suggestions! I cant tell you how much it means to me that everyone on this forum is so helpful and positive.

  8. #16
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    Jun 2008
    Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border

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    You are a natural it seems. Like that deep prince a lot. I may tye a few of those myself.

  9. #17
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    Nov 2009
    Norwich, CT
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    what you have tied as a new tyer is really pretty darn good.

    as a 30+ year tyer i still get an occasional gap here and there when tying wire bodied flies. for now you shouldnt worry too much about it.

    sometimes a gap gives a fly that little extra segmentation

    nobody ties perfect flies

    your "bead head" brassie will catch fish just fine

    the legs on the "bead head" prince may be a bit long but i would fish it anyway

    when you get the correct materials to tie the rainbow warrior youll do just fine
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by djamtime View Post

    My Brassie

    I think you did an excellent job.

    If I had one comment I would say that the brassie looks like it has the wire too far down the bend of the hook and the wraps should be touching. It may be just the angle of the photo. I think the two patterns below are about right for a brassie on a scud type hook.

    Tying the Beadhead Brassie

    Tying the Brassie, a Simple Effective Midge Fly | Suite101

    I think the tie below goes too far down the hook.

    Fly Pattern - Brassie - | The Catch and The Hatch

    When you go around a bend, the wire touches on the inside of the bend, but can get separated on the outside of the bend as in your pattern.

    Charlie Craven ties thread midges on the scud hook because there is no separation of the thread which be over wrapped. However, he ties brassies on a straight hook so the wire can be wound tight and touching on the hook shank.


    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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  12. #19
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    Nov 2011
    Myrtle Grove, NC

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    Try some hen (soft) hackle on the nymphs, maybe in badger color. It flows and moves in the water a bit more than stiff hackle.

    I'm a big fan of the psycho prince variants, yellow/green, black/red, etc.
    Rainbow warriors will look different with different thread under the tinsel, by changing from red to green you get a very different look. Also, I make one with black tinsel that works great (I call it a winter warrior).

    Nice flies!

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  13. #20
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    Nov 2012
    somewhere on a blue line, N.C.

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    Be sure to follow up with some fish pics, when you take these flies to the stream!!!! There is nothing like catching a trout on your own fly!! Great job.

    Here I walk slowly, deliberately, taking it one step, one trout, one sunset at a time. -Harry Middleton

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