Hand Made Salmon Hooks|
Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Posted 02 May 2018 - 02:57 AM
I have been tying for two years, one with a vise and actual tools. My first flies were extremely crude, but they have been improving slowly. I have been doing some salmon flies over the past few months, mostly hairwings, traditional speys, and some featherwings but have not yet completed a married wing. I have made a couple of bodies and hope to complete them soon, now that I have some of the materials.
Some spey flies: 231BA0A2-09DC-470B-ACA5-725732858AF4.jpeg 274.63K 43 downloads. Green Highlander (body): 4B59BB14-6451-4DD8-AF20-8EF814912DB2.jpeg 166.48K 52 downloads.
The dodger: EC92F76B-35A2-4934-9BAE-E41D9DF9D094.jpeg 324.97K 57 downloads.
A freestyle inspired by the second ghost fly. 72D1F8F9-E773-4C62-8137-D4026B712649.jpeg 173.09K 65 downloads. The Jonah. I am not entirely happy with this one, so I tied another, all that is left is the red goose strip. I may post that when completed. 6DF0DA0D-B1B2-4ED4-86FD-531F62A59094.jpeg 488.55K 46 downloads
Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:17 AM
Welcome to the forum Henry. Looks like you have a pretty good handle on things. The second to the last fly is going to give you a problem when you try to "wing it" due to a LOT of bulk behind the wing platform. When you run your dubbing forward, use just enough dubbing to colour the thread for the last few turns. That way you will have a flat area to mount the wing. You'll hear about the "Z bend" but that is a crutch for bad technique. Anyway, hold on for a wild and fun ride!
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