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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Posted 27 September 2018 - 11:48 PM
Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:34 PM
Looks much better than my first Jock Scott. My first one was also the first feather wing salmon fly I tied. (It was a reduced pattern I got from a book on flies for Alaska salmon.)
I would suggest that rather than concentrating on elaborate patterns, first work on getting silk floss to lie smoothly. Unless that is done well, nothing after that matters much. Silk will never be rayon smooth. But it can be much smoother.
You can avoid the step in body thickness near the butt by either running the gut all the way to the butt or stopping it well shy, then filling in the step when burying the ends of things as you tie them in. A thread wrap over each of the tip tinsel, tag silk, ostrich herl butt, etc. will typically build up the thickness under the hook against the gut to fill in that space. You may also build up a tapered body over all this using something like Uni Stretch to get a very smooth underbody. And it is the very smooth underbody that is key to a smooth floss silk body or body section. Typically, though, the tag is easiest to get smooth because you can put it on bare hook. Not sure you that gave you problems.
Posted 05 October 2018 - 09:58 PM
Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:59 AM
Very 'brave' ...and I must admit with MARC...I like the 'contours' of Your first 'KING of Classics' tooo...good pointers by JIM or James !!!
but again a 'BRAVO' for Your result YOU obtained 'on Your' ... "JS"
Posted 07 October 2018 - 03:38 PM
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:07 PM
yeah, very nice first.
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