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Tilbouries (Farlows)

24 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

Been eyeing this one for a bit now, and opted to tie it last night. 

 

Made a slight change in using a grayish blue fur and hackle, compared to the original in the book.  Thought it would look nice (always loved the combo of blue and golden olive).

 

Head is actually "salmonberry" pearsalls (waxed with cobblers), and dark orange shellac.  Came out that rich orange/tan color...just liked the look of it so I left it as is.  

 

I believe this is a #3 Blue Heron hook...but its possible its one size below that.  

 

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Recent classics from various places

18 July 2018 - 12:20 PM

Been keeping up with my tying, but as always, bouncing around on different styles. 

 

Rogan "Pink & Orange" 1-1/2

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Erin-Go-Bragh which I tied on a Blue Heron (smallest size I believe)...attempt was to "modernize" it a little bit.

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Next two, Green Islander and the Rainbow, both featured in the Fishing Gazette...I toned the green down in the Islander pattern, just think it looks nicer.

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Also did the "MacNicol" from the Gazette...an odd fly for sure.  Mixture on mohair in the wing, and a mane, plus blue silk, yellow hackles (including macaw on the throat) just make it hard one to look at lol

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Last one was an odd duck from Farlows...a pattern for Captain Savile, which features the copper tinseled chenille. 

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Green Islander 2/0 (Fishing Gazette)

28 June 2018 - 10:48 AM

Im fond of this dressing.  I muted the colors a bit usin some olives mixed with the greens. I added the mallard as well.  Seemed like it should be there.

Body is a blend of hares fur dyed yellow olive, and highlander green seals fur.

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Classically Inspired Spey Flies

27 June 2018 - 12:49 PM

I have had a great deal of fun tying these types of patterns as of late.  Maybe because they are simpler, but I tend to really like the hackles and how the color transitions up the body.  

 

So below are some that are rooted in a classic pattern (Delfur Fancy and the Silver Riach), where others were just something that came up in my head.  

 

Even put a little copper tinsel in one of them *WINK WINK*

 

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Pair of Farlow's Spey Patterns - Purple Kind and Lady Evelyn

18 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

I find spey patterns satisfying to tie, as I think the simplicity of them takes the pressure off a little. 

 

I also love the "fishyness" factor of them...

 

Started off with a version of a Purple King...as shown in the Farlow's book.  Uses a natural brown feather instead of the more commonly seen black version.  Also has a countered rib of yellow floss.

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This pattern caught my eye as well.  The Lady Evelyn...the vintage example was very beat up, but I tried to envision what it would look like fresh out of the vise.  It was described a bright day type of fly, and I can see why.  Mother natures color palette works well on this one.  Throat is a bit hard to decipher, but its yellow GP rump.

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