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  1. Default First attempt at a classic wet

    This is my First attempt at a classic wet. I chose the Lord Baltimore because it looked simple , it was eye catching, and I had most of the materials.

    This fly is tied on a Mustad 3399 size 6


    Personal thoughts on what to do better:
    Need to work on my floss skills.
    Use black floss not small wire for rib.
    Keep the body bulk to a minimum.

    Other constructive criticism Welcome.

    Thanks
    Bryan

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    Default Re: First attempt at a classic wet

    Sorry can't say anything else about your fly....beautiful

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    Default Re: First attempt at a classic wet

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoyWray View Post
    This is my First attempt at a classic wet. I chose the Lord Baltimore because it looked simple , it was eye catching, and I had most of the materials.

    This fly is tied on a Mustad 3399 size 6


    Personal thoughts on what to do better:
    Need to work on my floss skills.
    Use black floss not small wire for rib.
    Keep the body bulk to a minimum.

    Other constructive criticism Welcome.

    Thanks
    Bryan
    Bryan,

    The fly that you posted shares a lot in common with a pattern called the "Black and Orange".

    If you're enjoying tying up classic wet fly patterns, then here's a link that may be useful to you.

    Classic Wet Flies - Bergman and Beyond - Global FlyFisher

    I think it will give you several ideas about patterns, proportions and materials; some or all of which may be useful.

    If you're ever feeling particularly energetic as regards classic wets, then get yourself a copy of Ray Bergman's book entitled "Trout". In it you'll find over 500 classic wet fly patterns to choose from. Pics in the book are not great (it's an old book), but they're good enough and the original recipes are given for each of them.

    Pocono
    Last edited by Pocono; 03-21-2010 at 05:28 PM.

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    Default Re: First attempt at a classic wet

    For a first attempt, I think you have it...Great looking fly!

    Dan

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    Default Re: First attempt at a classic wet

    Darn good first attempt. Great job.

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    Default Re: First attempt at a classic wet

    I echo the compliments. Nice job indeed!
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    Default Re: First attempt at a classic wet

    Hi FlyBoyWray,

    Great tie and you seem to all ready know what to improve. Wrap the floss or silk flat for a smother body. Your body would be great for catching fish. I like the wire if it was a little tighter to the body and it will help it sink. I would like the tail just a hair thinner.

    My comments are about what I would like, it won't make it a better tie. Look at the body of this Lord Baltimore. I like the body a lot and you can see the thinner tail.

    Lord Baltimore from Wolf Creek Fly Tying.

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