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#21 Monquarter


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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:25 AM

This is very considerate of you Jeff. Thanks for the time and effort to put this together.


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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:54 AM

Jeff this is a really well put together piece of work and not only for the newcomers either as there are some very neat tricks for us all to use,two things off hand i really liked was the thread dam used for the floss so simple too,2nd thing was the roof unbelieveble to split the wing slightly to marry the mallard to thats brilliant as with roofs you cant always know how they gonna turn out.

Oh yes the tail too still for me the hardest part of the fly,this ones great for the hook i reckon.

You are a very good sport Jeff for showing all on here YOUR way,your flies are No 1 in my eyes.

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#23 Charlie Vestal

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 03:36 AM


This is a really well done addition to our knowledge base in dressing these patterns. Lots of little nuggets of information in the photos and the written description. I especially like where you stopped, analyzed the hackle and took the time to fix this before moving on. Most folks rush to get the fly finished and then can't go back and fix a problem.

Great job.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:45 AM

Jeff-That's a bit of work there. I know it's a labor of love though. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Nice fly too. PaulR

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:46 AM

Wonderful work and wonderful fly Jeff. I do my flies almost the same as you except i use gut all the way down on most of my flies and i also made under body just with the normal tying thread. In a reply on my Dee Sun fly you ask about when i deliver a fly on a PJ hook. Hopefully soon, i have one PJ and one Noble with under body finished so its just for me to find a fly to tie hehe. I have tied so little last 7 months that i starting to get afraid tying those neat wall flies, i am a chicken hehe. I promise i will tie at least one wall fly before this years end. H H to all of you.
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:50 PM

Very very nice step-by-step Jeff!! Very well thought out and detailed....


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Posted 24 December 2010 - 03:31 PM

Superbly done, Jeff. Lots of good stuff even for the experienced tier.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 04:09 PM

thanks Jeff......................really clear, helpful to all im sure.....................................thanks for taking out the time to do this

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#29 Cole Madden

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 04:12 PM

Fantastic! You do a great job of explaining the "how" and an even better job explaining the "why". Each thread wrap and material has purpose and that comes across well in this.

Thanks for taking the time to put this whole tutorial together. Like some others said, it is a great contribution to the forum as well as the craft.



#30 ted patlen

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 04:14 PM

and i thought i had time!

great work jeff

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 05:49 PM

Well done, Jeff! Tons of tips in this, if folks will take the time to look for them. I'm going to pin this topic...


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#32 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 06:02 PM


What a wonderful Christmas gift on your part.


Sure hope you're doing great!

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 11:49 PM

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#34 angler andrew

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:25 AM

Ok so im having two replies to this superb pinned thread as i forgot to mention in my first.

One of the great thing with these pics is those superb overhead shots looking down on the fly whether it be from the gut, tail,tail veiling's,wing both underwing and outer,to the topping and horns all of these pics show brilliantly how things are tied in straight lines.

Id say even though these flies are full of curves and flow the secret to tying these well is in symmetrical straight lines and its something that takes time to do as shown here.
This thread is better than any book ive seen and should be the first port of call for any newcomers on here.

1st class Jeff.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 10:03 PM

That is one amazing tutorial, very well photographed and explained.
Definitely a huge contribution to the site and a great tutorial for the new and old tyer alike.
well done!
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE (rollcast423 @ Dec 23 2010, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome tutorial Jeff! I smell a book in your future! Thanks for taking time to do this for us!!! T.J.

That's what I was thinking. Amazing tutorial!

#37 Dave Carne

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:29 AM

The best SBS I've ever seen Jeff.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Jeff: I just now looked at this. Goliath effort man! And beautifully done! I was looking for a good tutorial on tieing in JAY when I saw this! Sweet Job Jeff! Very Generous too!
Lets hope more is to come!
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:25 PM

A great tutorial-thanks, Malcolm

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:48 PM

I'm just trying to tie fully dressed flies and that's what I was looking for. Thank you, for a grate job!