Hand Made Salmon Hooks|
Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Complete Step-by-Step Fly Instructional
Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:18 PM
This is not the only way to do things, just the way I do it, but hopefully this helps someone out. Feel free to comment or critique on the techniques - I am always learning and would love other perspectives. Lot of pictures - Originally about 100, but I combined them to make this easier to post. I also included pictures of some mistakes I made and redid, both to emphasize that it is better to re-do than continue if it doesn't look right and to give a comparison of what looks right and wrong to me. I also kept the pictures relatively small so they shouldn't take to long to open on any browser. Hope you like it!
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So there it is, if anyone got this far. Pretty happy with the finished fly - would have liked to find a better hackle with a badger stripe (this came from a badger saddle, but this feather didn't have any black, it was just a good shape). Should have put another turn of blue at the throat. Could have done a better job cementing the head. I put less hump than normal (for me) in the wing to try and mirror the bend of the hook. Happy with that. I like the tail, again I think it compliments the bend of the hook well. Hopefully this demonstrated some techniques in an understandable fashion.
Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:53 PM
You ARE 'simply' a GREAT mentor for 'us' ALL and 'EVERYONE'...
wonderfull presentation of HOW to do ...in magnificent 'step by step'...
psttttttt let me say that words are coming SHORT for Your 'dedication' and Your 'helpfullness' for so so many flytyers ...newbies in the first place, old beginners (like myself who have still a lot to learn) and the more experienced members who are still 'very eager' to LEARN at least one or two things - wink
THANKS Jeff ...
and Merry Christmas toooooooooo to YOU and T. and Your 'Gus' !
Geeeeeeeeeeert (yes I think that's the right pronountation wink !)
EUH AND PLEASE 'MODERATORS' ...PINN this magnificent thread / input !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:22 PM
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:32 PM
No reason other than preference. I like everything nice and tight to the wing. Also, if the roof tents out much it interferes with the fibres of the topping, but it is really primarily personal aesthetic.
Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:36 PM
Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:51 PM
yeah, i think it should be pinned too
ya know yer a redneck if da center piece on yer kitchen table is
made by a taxadermist
gone fishin, be back at dark-thirty
Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:59 PM
Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:33 PM
~by Alfred W. Miller~
Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:38 PM
Stunning step by step. Good to see how you did the underbody and gave me a few things that I will change. Also how you handled the tail (topping and veiling) opened my eyes to something I have been missing.
Thanks for putting in the effort and posting.
Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:53 PM
This is one of the most well done, detailed and helpful SBS tutorials I've
seen. The notes on the photos is an especially nice touch. Sure am glad
you got that new camera. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort.
Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:22 PM
I have been flattening GP stems for 13 years and they have always drove me crazy...I can't believe I never thought to not flatten them!
I love that you showed the rework you did on the fly, a very important part of tying classics salmon flies IMO. I should do it more often I'm sure of it.
Great work, like already said, soon to be pinned!
Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:33 PM