Hand Made Salmon Hooks|
Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Some recent flies.
Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:16 AM
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Blacker (12?). Plenty of mistakes, but Ill keep working.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:56 AM
Like the flies Mr. Denson...very nice indeed.
I've never tied the mixed wing style and for my own tying education I really should give them a go.
"I've spent many days on the golf course and said I should have gone fishing.
But I've NEVER been on a trout stream or Atlantic Salmon river and said I should have played golf." - Me
Posted 31 May 2018 - 05:17 AM
Henry, you're obviously very passionate about what you are doing, and that is something that I admire. Your flies look lovely, you have tied them with much patience, and I see some consistency between the three samples you have shared here. Well done.
That said, you have overly brushed your wings, and the orientation of the fibres is all over the place. There is no curvature to your wings. Try to make the wings your own. You can either marry the entire wing and try and set it in one go, or you can marry two materials at a time, and build the wing that way, with each new set of materials reaching a little higher and longer than the previous. When done, you'll be so impressed with your achievement, that you don't want to brush it. But even if you would brush it then, it would still have that wonderful curve to it, and the increase of length would give you that desirable taper to the wing edge.
the reference guide for traditional salmon fly tying...
Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:25 PM
Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:38 PM
Posted 01 July 2018 - 02:10 PM
Flies with 'mixed' wings BRING so much more LIFE (and mouvement) in ANY fly !!!...
I can only show and express appreciation and respect !!!
Geert...psttttttttt and regarding 'backgrounds' for laying/posting my fly or flies on...normally as noticed allready ...I use a simple piece of 'grey felt' (neutral)
Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:20 PM
Felt sounds like a much better option. I have used wood some, but it often makes glare, felt would fix that problem.