Flies & Fly Tying What are you tying?

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    Mitta
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     . . .  what would be . . . a starting point . . .  (without becoming an Edwin Rist type feather thief!

    I heard a rumour which would cause me to think you’re talking to the wrong bloke *taps nose* 😉 😂 😂

    Whistleblower Mitta

    #763040

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    Those salmon flies are wonderful.

    If I wanted to have a crack at making fully dressed Salmon flies, and god knows where that may take me, what would be some recommendations for a starting point and reference materials (without becoming an Edwin Rist type feather thief!

    cheers

    Barney

    I’d look at the ranger series of flies and sub the cotinga and indian crow with kingfisher and w.h.y. respectively.

    that’s if they even call for it.

    the rangers can be a stepping stone to others more difficult.

    and they fish well.

     

    cheers,

    shawn

    #763210

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    whereas these do not…

    evening star 5/0 ds

     

    might burn out for a little while now,

    cheers,

    shawn

     

    #763338

    Chris Beech
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    From one end of the spectrum to the other – Clouser Deep Minnows are on the menu today.

     

    #763407

    Andrewa
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    Barney, tying salmon flies is seriously OCD – do you really need that in life?!  I had a run tying them 30yrs ago, albeit nowhere near as well as Mitch, but my biggest problem was finding the plumage.

    Back in those days, I’d taken my flytying kit with me on a “romantic” weekend to the Otway with my wife, as one does ( and I still wonder why she is surprised that I like fly fishing/tying!) , and was tying a salmon fly that needed small red feathers, but I didn’t have any with me. I was lamenting this fact to my wife, and suddenly there was a “bang” on the window of our accomodation, and I saw  a Rosella shaking itself back to consciousness on the ground outside, leaving behind a small pile of red feathers! A message from somewhere .

    Andrew

    #763525

    Barnopoulos
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    Thanks Shawn for your advice and Andrew with your cautionary tale.

    Further down the track I’ll see if I can post a pic of my efforts.

    cheers

    Barney.

    #763927

    micmac3701
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    Autumn is truly here so the orange tungsten beads are getting a top up for the coming weeks.

    #764420

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    att: barney

     

     

    absolutely f.a. now…

    once were gitana,

    swearing

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    mrampant
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    Does that bin also include the Macaw??

    #764502

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    yes. it’s binned to its original recipe…

    #774062

    chf
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    Partridge & Orange Spiders

    #781968

    Chris Beech
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    Time for some Fuzzel Fish

     

     

    #791263

    chf
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    Quill body Klinks for the end of the season .

    First time I’ve used the Ahrex Superdry hook ( barbless) and it seems pretty nice in #14s &#16s for Klinkhammers .

    Anybody have any other suggestions to look at for a good Klink hook ? As I’ve never quite settled on any particular one .

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    Barnopoulos
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    Well in spite of those advising to become wary of being involved in this venture I continue to add to my collection

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    mitch aka 2 fish
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    money vs. sense, mate.

     

    why didn’t you buy mine…???

     

    cheers,

    shawn

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