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Old 04-13-2011, 09:05 AM
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As I was tying the other night this pair of European Blue Jay wings were laying there on the bench just begging to be wrapped onto a hook.So I pulled a few of the feathers off and prepped them for tying.While doing so there were a couple of ideas swirling in my head ,this is one of them brought to life on a Daiich 2051 size 5 . The Purple Jay..

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Old 04-13-2011, 09:17 AM
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Man, that is gorgeous!
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:11 PM
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That is gorgeous. Your work is always impressive.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:27 PM
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....and on a #5 that's too cool man, I wish I had a couple of these for tomorrow!
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Allen: Wow, that is superb! Congrats!

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Default Re: Purple Jay Spey Fly

Nice color selections Allen, similar combinations work well for me. matter of fact I just picked up more purple dye and some claret too. You make nice neat flies,

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Very nice looking fly...

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-a very nicely done,looks fantastic, well done.
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Default Re: Purple Jay Spey Fly

Thank you guys! I love the challenge when new materials cross the desk. And this is the very first time I have tied with blue jay . It takes a fair amount of time to prepare the feathers to tye ,splitting and cleaning the center out of the feather so it wraps well and doesn't leave a lot of bulk at the head.
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Hi Flityer,

Wonderful looking fly. Everything is just right. Purple was one of my favorite colosr in Alaska.

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