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#1 Ronn Lucas

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:37 AM

Not Dale's Lady Caroline but just a few with different wings & such. Long ago when I was trying to tie Speys the wings gave me fits. My head felt as though it would explode until one day I got hold of some QUALITY bronze Mallard. With good quality feathers that are well matched the wings almost set themselves! One of the most important issues is feathers that match in every compound curve! Without that the wings will fight each other.

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#2 Flynewbrunswick

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:21 AM

Really admire no1 and 2. How long are thenm first 2 hooks :o

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:11 AM

Ronn, beautiful work, you nailed the Spey fly style here, numbers 3 & 4 do it for me,but they are all spot on !!! I love them. !!!

 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:19 AM

Speys are suppose to mimic shrimp, got a feeling that first pictured is as big as a lobster. Sweet ties ronn

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:37 AM

It's like you've been waiting in the wings until all the beginners have finished showing their wares, then quietly and confidently administer the coup- de- grass!
Quite simply, stunning Spey flies Ronn.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:04 AM

Dear RONN,

 

This are 'ALL' ..fantastic flies...breathtaking beautyful they are even !!!...

 

It shows 'once' what for 'great' (good)  flytyer YOU are ...

 

Can't pick out a favorit Ronn...ah this even wouldn't be fair either...

 

Take care of Yourself and Your beloved C.

 

Geert and Nathalie

 

PS...and thanks for posting Your 'flies' (indifferent they are from the past)

 

 


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#7 scnye

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:51 PM

Like Geert I cant really pick a favorite but if I had to I guess that I really like the multiple wing sets on the first one. Almost makes me want to jump in with one. Almost.lol

 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:37 PM

Ronn,

 

Gotta say...I truly like them all...especially that unique #1. Stunning display of style[s] and materials. Love those hooks too!!

 

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#9 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:41 PM

Hi Ronn,

Each fly has your unique signature, Grace and skillful, artistic eye. I notice that in several cases you've doubled the wing, the second BM more a roof to the slightly longer wing beneath. This makes sense to me. I've done it the opposite though, with the first mount shorter than the second - and with far less skill.

Your point about matching the curve of the feathers is excellent. Have you been able to get feathers from the same duck? Do they generally mime shape? Is there any hope that these strict conditions are found in the hodgepodge of feathers most find in shops, when bags are most likely feathers of mixed birds?

The other thing that I like a lot is the single feather wing. I suppose it's not a spey by tradition by more by intent. Yours is really nice. I've tied certain wets this way, but not a larger fly.

Thanks for this post Ronn. It's most appreciated.

Bud?

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#10 Ronn Lucas

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:35 PM

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the comments. Dale, that is not a single feather on #4-6, it's two matching feathers. The hooks are about 2 1/4" long......my Noble C #1R hooks. Yes, I have feathers from single ducks that I have plucked and put each in the same bags. Back when I hunted waterfoul, I wasn't tying flies and mountains of feathers just went into the burn pile. Also, back when I was selling materials & bronze Mallard, I would get 2oz bags of them (Thats a LOT of feathers) which I spent countless hours pairing & dying for sale. Captive raised birds and their feathers were fantastic quality.


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#11 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:04 PM

Thanks Ronn. I just looked at the flies again, this time in the computer, and I'm taken by how bright and alive they are.

I used to buy mallard a pound at a time - and biots, herl, and other stuff. You're right about how many feathers are in a pound.

Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks? You remember that joke. Haha.

I don't have a domestic source for BM, and don't but bulk now. It's funny, but even with losing so much stuff I still have too much, even though not the right stuff at times. Funny thing.

The bustard wing makes sense, too. I have gadwall from one bird: rights separated from lefts. Mike Boyer sent them after the flood. Wonder how that would work?

Hope you're well Ronn. I really appreciate the fours and all of the instructive comments you've shared on other spey posts. I'm still waiting for Bud's Speys.
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#12 mark m

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:22 AM

Sweet spey's Ronn !!! Hooks ain't bad either biggrin.png Ha Ha....love them !!!

 

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

Good evening, dear Ron!

 

I am amazing so beautiful form of your's hooks, which were used in those charming flies. I admire the attractive beauty of your's flies, especially I would like to mark the impetuous flight the secondary fly, It's marvelous The Kori Fly. Thank you very much!!!

 

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:44 AM

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