Good day all!
Tied on an vintage bronze 6/0 .Been working on this the past couple days. Ripped the wing off once and rebuilt using some turkey I had to dye up to complete it. I don't often tie this big, Back to smaller flies now .
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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:13 PM
Good day all!
Posted 05 August 2018 - 07:24 PM
nice buddy, that fly has alot going on and you smoked it. Those hooks are huge
Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:08 PM
Thanks Stephen Did I gift you a couple at the show? there beauties, guttered and all.
Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:09 PM
Beautiful tie my friend. Very nicely done!!!!!
"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:40 AM
Yes you did. I may have to do a full featherwing on them as my swan is no where near long enough. Was gonna try a Butcher but see issue above,lol. They are a lovely hook but huge
Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:17 AM
Even at 6/0 its a lot to get on a hook. Great fly.
Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:34 AM
Made it over allready on 'Facebook'...but this ONE is a absolutly great great fleeeeeeee...and thus tying !!!
I love how YOU managed to set the 'JAY' hackles on the body...and ofcourse also the 'tying' of this 'very demanding' classic salmon fly pattern !!!
for me a defenit YES !!! ...and a BRAVO !!!
Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:28 AM
I'm with everyone, on this, however as Giles said "Even at 6/0 its a lot to get on a hook" so that might not be the next pattern I'll get him to dress - well just yet, anyway...
Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:17 PM
Thanks everyone!. There is alot going on in this pattern. The Gp red spears(underwing was a challenge, stems are hard and not pliable. Still was able to keep the head to a desired size.
Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:08 PM
For large stemmed feathers such as Argus, spears, macaw coverts and such I take mine and sand one side of the bare stem with my dremel. Tape the dremel to your work surface with a fine grit drum sandpaper hold the feather in the left hand and lower the bare stem down to the disk. Using your right hand index finger apply pressure to the stem and disk. By using your index finger you definitely will not sand to much.
But be careful, I'm the guy that leaned on a hot burner when dyeing stuff.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:19 PM
Thanks for the tip Jim. I have a dremmel right beside my bench, Never thought of this trick. Will take this into consideration for future flies
Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:39 PM