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Ard 11-18-2008 02:30 PM

Traditional Ties
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These are some of the flies that I tie and use for Trout and Silver Salmon here in Alaska. The Grey Ghost is no doubt recognizable to all and the other is a variation of The Grand Laker. The addition of the barred rock dramatically improved the results attained with this pattern.

Not exactly standard Alaskan fare for fishing and I expect my origins (North Eastern America) are evident by both the style of tie and the patterns that I stubbornly continue to fish everywhere I go.

I will say that you hate to loose one of these because they are not the type that you produce at a dozen or more per hour. However they offer a joy to the eye when swimming and even more so when protruding from the jaw of a beautiful fish.

Snaggy 11-18-2008 02:49 PM

Re: Traditional Ties
I'd keep those babies stuck on my hat! Very nice Hardyreels. I love the detail, especially that crossover "X" pattern on the laker.


FISHN50 12-25-2008 03:28 PM

Re: Traditional Ties
Love those Carrie Stevens patterns

Ard 12-26-2008 01:18 AM

Re: Traditional Ties
Thank you, so do I that's why I still tie and fish them. I love the Rangely style of streamer in general.


Ard 01-29-2009 03:25 PM

Re: Traditional Ties
Been tying flies all day, some real beauties too.

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