Sorry for the low-down title, I thought the name was more fun than anything else. I am actually quite happy with this one!
Had a blast yesterday doing some more flytying with Robert again. Before he left last time I just got handed a small plastic bag with six nice IC subs, only accompanied by a silent stare. Later in the week I got a simple text from him; "Tuesday? Popham." And I was like "Yes. Yes indeed."
So we both did the Popham. Or, I did the Blacker No.8. Thought it would be cool with the peacock herls and the wing colors matching the body colors. The peackock herls I had to give up due to major problems with my material just breaking.
And doing Blue Jay hackles properly? My list of difficult tasks that needs training just got longer. I have two jay hackles in there just to get some volume. Annoying stuff to work with. Also the lighting on the pictures does not really make the colors in the hackle pop so much.
Veilings was difficult too. I tried to preen them quite a bit but this was the best I could get out of them. I guess the salmon does not care, though.
The Teal ended up more as sides then as anything else, and the wing is slightly crooked seen from above.
But even despite all these I like it! My first Popham. A beautifull pattern.
Thanks for watching .