Jump to content

ClassicFlyTying.com Sponsors
Hand Made Salmon Hooks
Ronn Lucas, Sr.
www.ronnlucassr.com
(503)654-0466
ronn@ronnlucassr.com

Photo

5/0 McIntyre


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:52 PM

Tied this one over the weekend...and currently have an artsy fartsy thing going in the vise :)

 

 

I've always liked the McIntyre, but never tied it well.  Finally got some proper heron sub, and figured i'd try again.  I did make a goof, using KF in the tail not crow...I kind of like it though.

 

Head is a little "Cut Off", and could have been nicer, but i've gotten away from varnished heads as I do love herl heads, so its been a challenge to go back and get better at tying them.

 

Copper wire for the gut if you're curious.

 

Would love any and all feedback!  Thanks!  

 

Attached File  IMG_8352.JPG   76.23K   116 downloads


-Matt


#2 dgotz

dgotz

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,519 posts

Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:23 PM

You're one heck of a tier, Matt.  As usual, with your work, I see graceful and complementary curves, great fit and finish, and exceptional balance.  Looks like you're a lefty, the start of your 1st wrap of tinsel sort of baffles me.

 

dave



#3 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:26 PM

i'm a righty...so I sometimes experiment on the start point of the tinsel in order to make the back side of the fly look a little better...its why I often post the flies facing the other way.  

 

I'm a righty that wraps towards me...its taken me a long time to accept that lol  I tried correcting it for a while, but could never get it to work...occasionally waterfowl hackle is giving me a hard time i'll reverse my thread wraps, and go the other way...


-Matt


#4 Troutmaddave

Troutmaddave

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 471 posts

Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

As usual Matt, perfection on a hook. Nothing else to say.
Dave

#5 jgogg

jgogg

    Jim Goggans

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 964 posts

Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:36 PM

As a lefty who ties right handed, I know where you are coming from.  Some things just feel more natural to do than others.  I am comfortable seeing tinsel start at any point around the circumference of the hook.  It has to start somewhere; why should it matter that it starts were it can be seen in a side on view?

 

As for "arty-farty", I don't think you need feel any embarrassment in tying feather wing salmon flies as art.  Farts just don't enter into it.  It's the people that oppose doing so that should be embarrassed for their small mindedness. 


Darwin award winner of flytying

#6 Dale A. Darling

Dale A. Darling

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,534 posts

Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:28 PM

Good tying Matt. How many strands of what size copper do you twist? How does it hold up to fishing?
Dale "Fly fishing: a pleasantly addictive affliction"

My website here: http://www.riverforkpress.com
Voted 2017 sexiest fly tier of the year

#7 Luc

Luc

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 623 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:10 AM

Dear Matt, a wonderfully tied McIntyre! As pointed out above your flies always shine with wonderful curves and precision! This one certainly pleases my eye!!! Wow! One question, is this a reworked hook or an original? Kinda looks like a 3228 point and barb but the curvature in the body section would suggest either re shapped or another hook model altogether..

#8 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:03 PM

Luc, that is a mustad 3328, maybe just an optical illusion with the body?  Only thing I do to those is nip the sides off the flatted parted, and then grind a little taper to it.  


-Matt


#9 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:04 PM

Good tying Matt. How many strands of what size copper do you twist? How does it hold up to fishing?

 

Dale, three strands...i've used them for fishing a couple times, but just small bass and what not, they hold up just fine.  


-Matt


#10 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:04 PM

As a lefty who ties right handed, I know where you are coming from.  Some things just feel more natural to do than others.  I am comfortable seeing tinsel start at any point around the circumference of the hook.  It has to start somewhere; why should it matter that it starts were it can be seen in a side on view?

 

As for "arty-farty", I don't think you need feel any embarrassment in tying feather wing salmon flies as art.  Farts just don't enter into it.  It's the people that oppose doing so that should be embarrassed for their small mindedness. 

 

Not embarassed at all...just a rather large departure from the norm for me :)


-Matt


#11 Dale A. Darling

Dale A. Darling

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,534 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:06 PM

How do you twist it?
Dale "Fly fishing: a pleasantly addictive affliction"

My website here: http://www.riverforkpress.com
Voted 2017 sexiest fly tier of the year

#12 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

How do you twist it?

Put the three strand in my vise, hold the other end in my hand, and rotate the vise...easy peasy


-Matt


#13 roycestearns

roycestearns

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,050 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

Matt, your flies are consistently excellent.



#14 Troutmaddave

Troutmaddave

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 471 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

Matt, are those 3328 hooks obtainable now or are the extinct??

#15 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:50 PM

Matt, are those 3328 hooks obtainable now or are the extinct??

Not sure...I occasionally see them on ebay, but the tinned version...which unfortunately has a short shank making it rather useless for classics


-Matt


#16 Dale A. Darling

Dale A. Darling

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,534 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM

Thanks. Guage?
Dale "Fly fishing: a pleasantly addictive affliction"

My website here: http://www.riverforkpress.com
Voted 2017 sexiest fly tier of the year

#17 bags6lax

bags6lax

    Stow, MA USA

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,108 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

Thanks. Guage?

I want to say just medium copper, from UNI...it might be large though.  I don't really use it for anything else, and i've long lost the spool it came on.  


-Matt


#18 Dale A. Darling

Dale A. Darling

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,534 posts

Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:53 PM

Thanks.
Dale "Fly fishing: a pleasantly addictive affliction"

My website here: http://www.riverforkpress.com
Voted 2017 sexiest fly tier of the year

#19 sky-pilot

sky-pilot

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,263 posts

Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

A true beauti.
All the best

Kjell-Ove


http://www.ronnlucassr.com/karlsen.htm
winner of the 2012 sexiest fly tyer award