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    Default Wild Irishman

    This is the first fly of any type i've tied in about 6 weeks.

    Hook is a 3/0 reworked Sunday, not sure of the exact shape though....

    Would like some things back.

    There is a nice banksian sub in there under the mallard....wish now i'd put it on the bottom, or made the roof a bit shorter.

    Body hackle didnt show up as i'd have liked either.

    yada yada yada

    hope you guys like it.


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    Default Re: Wild Irishman

    Been waiting on this one!Awesome!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
    "There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
    "Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser

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    Default Re: Wild Irishman

    How did you make the fuzzy head.....wow!!!???

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    Default Re: Wild Irishman

    I saw the title and thought you talking about me. Nice fly.

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    Default Re: Wild Irishman

    Nice fly; I wondered where you've been................

    Your tail and topping GP crests are really there now; nice!

    Pocono

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    Eunan,In My Aussie Lingo,"Bonzer Fly Mate".
    You haven't lost any of The Skills.
    Brian.

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    Default Re: Wild Irishman

    Many thanks all. Much appreciated.

    Pocono. I've started using topping and tails right off the head, with very little manipulation, if any, only to straighten them out. I've started to steep all my heads in hot water for an hour or so, then let them dry naturally. I dont even take tails and topping from the same head anymore, or at least i dont consciously. I figured that in the olden days, that wasnt necessarily the case.


    dabluz - the head is berlin wool, dubbed.

    Dan, i though I was the only wild irishman on this forum!
    Thanks again fellas.

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    Default Re: Wild Irishman

    You're an artist Eunan!hats off

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