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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Classically Inspired Wets
Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:41 AM
Both flies in planning to get wet next weekend for sure.
Played around around with the idea of fullness.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:34 AM
Hey Dale look at Matt's full fly ... any blue gill ideas from that?
Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:04 PM
Both are lovely and provocative, Matt. I always appreciate seeing underutilized feathers in a dressing. What kind of fish do you have in mind?
thanks for the nod amigo
Posted 26 February 2018 - 02:27 PM
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:24 PM
I think the idea that a fly "collapses" underwater is bunk lol. The water lifts the fibers and pulses them as you strip it, or pull it into faster water etc...
these will be fished most likely on still water, lakes and ponds..lots of stripping and pausing, which should make the fly breathe pretty well.
Think about an intruder spey fly. If you wet the thing and hold it up, it looks nothing like it does in the water. In the water it looks closer to the dry version with all the marabou puffed up. There is obviously some amount slimming down that occurs, but its not thin as a pencil.
Hoping to test these two out this weekend coming up.
Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:29 PM
Both flies are super but I absolutely love the mearns quail one! The flow, color scheme, proportion, textures patterning...Everything about it !
Stunning work Matt !!
Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:44 PM
Thanks! I like those Mearns quail feathers...they are pretty stiff, and hold their shape well. Probably be the first fly I tie on this week.