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#1 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:58 PM

Hi.

 

I'm not sure how this new page will go, but it appears that a few folks are interested, which is great. To try to liven it up a bit, I went through old pix and found these. I hope you find them amusing.

 

The set of flies were one of each that I tied a dozen of while I had fly shops. I offered this set of "classic" dries to folks so they'd learn something about the American tradition of dry fly tying. (They all sold within a few minutes of offering them: a dozen sets of a dozen flies!) There are a few detail single and double shots that I took with the first digital camera I had. Obvious lighting issues, but a few flies that might be interesting.

 

Hope you like them! I sure love tying these patterns!

 

Dale

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

VERY cool flies Dale!!!!!!!


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:26 PM

very nice..


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:42 PM

Fantastic Dale!  I'm sure Geert will be dreaming of his dozen while he's flying over the Atlantic.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:50 AM

very fine tying...but why wouldn't a dry fly forum be well received?

 

we all don't tye just stuff to look at.  thats the greatest thing about playing with dead bird and animals parts...



#6 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:47 AM

Thanks all.

 

Teddy - no one would like this to work more than me, my friend! I'm a dry fly nut - dry flies, bamboo fly rods. I'm with you - why I posted the trout with a Wulff in it's mouth with the Wulff patterns.

 

I'll be posting flies, making comments. Hope you'll lead the way!

 

We need to talk again; catch up.

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:52 PM

I'd like my dozen in size #18 if you please.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

Those are all quite awesome.  This is my favorite type of fly to fish.  I figure since I must intensely concentrate on watching the fly for any sign of a take, I might as well stare at something beautiful.


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#9 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:16 AM

Chuck - tie them yourself, with a few for me! Right now, they'd be working on the river for sure, other than the fact that most of the trout are still eating #16 dry flies. I tied about a dozen of this and that this morning before heading up. The black/orange ant worked well - but don't tell Mr. Ants, Geert!

 

Dave - Chuck and I agree! I watched enough bobbers as a kid fishing for bluegills and crappie. No more: dry flies only!

 

Thanks for the comments.

 

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#10 Mike Boyer

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:56 AM

These are just great, Dale. Classic in every sense. Thanks for posting them.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:50 AM

Thanks Mike - loved tying these. Although they are probably not properly classic since I learned to tie in the Rocky Mountains - mostly dry flies. Still love the patterns - grey fox; March brown; Lt. Cahill - the blend of hackles, the wood duck wings....ah. Few folks out here fished them, but I did and probably should again. Maybe next year when the larger mayflies are out again.

 

How about you? Ever tie and fish an Eastern red quill? Must be one of the prettiest for me.

 

Hope you're well, Mike.

 

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:46 AM

Dale been enjoying this wee addition to the forum its another fishing passion of mine and i sure like what you have been posting

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#13 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:44 PM

Thanks John.

 

I'm enthused for it; seems like a bit of a slow time on the forum in general, here particularly. Let's try  to get and keep it going! I look forward to the dry flies you'll post from your neck of the woods; I'll do likewise from out here.

 

I love dry flies!

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:56 PM

Cool flies and nice bunch of capes, must be pricy!



#15 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:19 PM

Do you tie dries, Joonas? Fish with them? What's a classic Finnish dry fly?

 

Thanks. I love rooster capes and saddles!

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:34 PM

Beautiful flies Dale.  I am a big fan of this style of flies.  I fish these every year for our large sea run brookies.  Just ask Lloyd.  I'll take a few pictures for you but they are no match to your work.

 

Marc 

 

PS the eastern quill is one of my favorites too.  I love the segmentation achieved from using quills for bodies.  And I think they are better floaters.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:26 PM

Do you tie dries, Joonas? Fish with them? What's a classic Finnish dry fly?

 

Thanks. I love rooster capes and saddles!

 

dale

Yes I tie and fish dry flies, though they aren't too classic mostly. Different kinds of CDC and foam things. I still have some "classic" dry flies and I've got a lot of fish with them though they aren't so quick to tie in bigger amounts.

 

Classic Finnish dry fly is absolutely Nalle Puh (transl. Winnie the Pooh) by Simo Lumme. You will find lots of pictures from internet about that fly.

 

btw. got today 2 graylings with dry fly, ant made of foam and dry fly hackle, fast to tie and VERY effective. Fish takes it even if they aren't eating from surface. 



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:39 AM

Hi Joonas,

 

Yes, trout take dry flies - and grayling! These fish are built to look at the surface, and usually move to the surface, where everything is back lit, in order to eat. Your foam ant is a good one; if you like, I'll show you one I tie - just let me know.

 

The Nalle Puh is a good looking fly. It's a bit like our Wulff patterns, but without the tail. I guess the hackle palmered through the body keeps it floating high!

 

Are you still fishing? When Geert is here, maybe we'll tie and fish this fly!

 

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:22 AM

Are you still fishing? When Geert is here, maybe we'll tie and fish this fly!

 

dale

Not at the moment but propably later today or tommorrow again.. Would be great to see your flies then.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

Joonas, I'll post the fly as a new topic.

 

I hope all is well; that you get to fish again soon! Is fishing near to you? I have to walk 50 steps to get to t he little river that flows past where my wife, Max the chowderhead dog and I live.

 

Check the post; see what you think!

 

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