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#1 j8000

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

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I have been working on filling my fly box with flies that worked well this season. I took a break to tie something different and tied this Gilt Coachman. Was very happy with the way it turned out I had to photograph it.

The parts list I found for it is a little different from the illustration in Favorite Flies, so I went with the illustration the best I could.

I didn't put a gold tag in as I rarely do on brass hooks, although I would had if I anticipated posting the fly here. I also added a gold rib to the body as I like to do with tinsil bodies.

What i like the best on how this fly turned out is the way the wing ended up. The angle of the wing almost matches the angle in the illustration.

I think I'll add some polish to the head, but wanted a good photography first in case I screw up.

#2 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:00 PM

Looks good. Trying and succeeding in mimicking a photo is quite a feat. Congrats. Thanks.
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#3 feathers5

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

Nice ties.



#4 j8000

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:13 AM

Thank you. I tied it on a no. 8 hook. These were supposed to be really good on the Colorado waters in the 1800s. I live 200 miles to the west of that state, so we'll see if that success will carry over my way in the spring.

#5 roycestearns

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:58 AM

Nice work.  The national collection of anecdotal fly fishing information from the 1800's is priceless.  You'll feel the ghosts of the past looking over your shoulder during the swing.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:30 AM

Here I smoothed up the head a little with clear nail polish.Attached File  20171204_182000_1512440999660.jpg   90.37K   17 downloads

#7 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:34 PM

You're in Utah? Fishing where? The trout only know they're trout, not where they live. Haha.
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#8 Ronn Lucas

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:22 PM

Nicely done!


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#9 j8000

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:01 AM

Not Utah. On the boarder Oregon, California and Nevada. The native trout are Warner and goose Redbands. All though many of the waters are stocked with many kinds rainbows and a couple places with Brookies. Jeff

#10 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:38 AM

Okay. What flies are you tying to fish?
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#11 j8000

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:49 PM

Well, I had good success with 13 classic flies this season. 

 

Top 5 being the Alexandria (spring and fall),

Lady of the lake (caught largest fish in fall),

the Gray hackle yellow that is in your book (Best on rivers),

Yellow Montreal (Best fly in the spring, improperty flossed over black thread)  and the

Blue Bottle (surprisingly good results this fall in lakes).

 

Others I did fine with: March Brown, Leadwing Coachman, Brown Hackle, Silver Montreal, Orange Fish Hawk (tied with quail instead of badger), Royal Coachman, A fly I made (purple and green) and a gold ribbed hare's ear.

 

I would like to build up a box with these proven success.  In addition I want to tie a few new flies, ones that were found well liked 100 years ago and are not used much anymore.  I also want to make some bass flies and fill a wallet of snelled hooks on blind eyes. 



#12 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:12 PM

Sounds good. Thanks. Great list.
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#13 S FONTINALIS

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:13 PM

tail on this pattern is two strands of gold tinsel. 

The wing angle in the fly plate is because its tied as a reverse wing. 



#14 j8000

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:54 PM

Oh good. I couldn't figure out what the tail was made of, so I just used golden pheasant fibers. Good to know about the wings. Didn't think reversed wings popped up so much.

#15 j8000

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:14 PM

Alright, so now a little more correctly tied.

 

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