You probably forgot about me as I was not tying any salmon classics for over than a year. Don't ask me about the reason... really have had no appetite to tie them, he-he.
Now, something turned back and here is my first fly since November 2014!
This is Blue, Grey, and Brown aka Cork Beauty, which is described in E.J. Malone book - the good source for irish flies recipes. As you can see my hands are still remember some tricks, but overall I need to recover.
There I used gut sub, which was provided for the test by Matt Arciaga, great stuff to work with! Thanks, Matt! The head finish is slighlty brownish as I used "real" wax on the thread this time.
The wing is first built with tippet fibres, bustard, goose, wood duck and doubled mallard slips and then brushed out as I like it to be. The fly goes into my irish flybox, which I maybe will use one day.
Hope, I will continue tying...
Thanks for watching.
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