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#1 bags6lax


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:52 PM

I thought this was a rather neat dressing.  Original in the book looks well worn too.  As noted in the book, surprised this fly didn't make it "main stream"...its an attractive pattern.


I made an educated guess on the wing...it appeared like the colored portion was probably the sides, and there was a main wing of GP.  The coloration looked like side tail, seeing how it is so rarely used, I went for it.  


I used some roughed up JC on purpose :)  I know that's not always everyones favorite taste, but I like the ones with a little bit of character.


Not without faults...tag could be better, first turn of tinsel was awkward, and the gold metal body didn't quite start at the butt like I thought it did, so it exposed a little of the thread base.


Pink tag, apparently its a Welsh thing (sorry Dale)


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#2 2ndmillion


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:36 PM

Looked up the Glaslyn in the Farlows book and think your spot on. Great tie Matt

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

Interesting pattern Matt...and you've done your usual masterful job. Don't sweat the minor flaws...we all have that going on.

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#4 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:11 AM

Looks good. I'll allow the pink since you're the father of a little girl. Hope they're all well.
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:35 AM

Nice one. I like your idea of using a little roughed up JC in you flies (taking notes here...). Also, I envy your photographic skills. I think i need to make a lightbox. 


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