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#1 Don Bastian

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:31 PM

For years I have known of 5 brook trout fin flies:

1) Bergman Fontinalis
2) Fontinails Fin
3) Brook Fin
4) Brookie Fin
5) Trout Fin, and
6) Olive Trout Fin - Don Bastian original...

Here they are, all together:

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http://www.rareandun...outwetflies.htm


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http://www.rareandun...dictionary.html


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#2 geraldsherbrook

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:38 PM

Dear DON,

What a honnour to be 'uphere' on 'our forum to our hearts' ...in the first 'rang' to see YOUR 'own' ORIGINAL between the already existing TROUT FINS ...

Your 'olive' looks even 'outstanding' betweent them ALL (or is this to much said - wink ...I don't think sooooo !)

THANKS Mr. BASTIAN ...euh DON ! tongue.gif

With lots of respect !


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#3 fly tyer 27

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:12 AM

beautiful flies, i love brook trout fin flies.
would a kineo be considered a trout fin fly?
ya know yer a redneck if ya bring a fishin pole into seaworld

ya know yer a redneck if da center piece on yer kitchen table is
made by a taxadermist

gone fishin, be back at dark-thirty

#4 Ephemerella

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:30 PM

Great flies, Don!
Reminds me of those features in "My Weekly Reader" (anyone remember that?) when you had to pick out the differences between two pictures.
-Peter

#5 Arkansas Mike

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:07 PM

Gorgeous little family of Trout Fins, Don.



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#6 feathers5

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:39 PM

Those are so, so nice.
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#7 Mike Boyer

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:50 PM

Great to see the many variations. Your version fits right in, Don. Superb.

#8 Don Bastian

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:58 PM

Yes I actually think it is...forgot about that one. smile.gif


QUOTE (fly tyer 27 @ Apr 1 2010, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
beautiful flies, i love brook trout fin flies.
would a kineo be considered a trout fin fly?


Don Bastian

My Wet Fly Blog Page / Gallery:

http://donbastianwet...s.wordpress.com


Some of my wet fly work from Forgotten Flies may be found at:

http://www.rareandun...outwetflies.htm


And streamer tying examples at:

http://www.rareandun...dictionary.html


"Passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason." --- Thomas Jefferson

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again - more intelligently." --- Henry Ford

#9 Don Bastian

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:59 PM

That's funny! Yeah I remember the Weekly Reader. Thanks to you all for your comments and compliments! Appreciate it!


QUOTE (Ephemerella @ Apr 2 2010, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great flies, Don!
Reminds me of those features in "My Weekly Reader" (anyone remember that?) when you had to pick out the differences between two pictures.
-Peter


Don Bastian

My Wet Fly Blog Page / Gallery:

http://donbastianwet...s.wordpress.com


Some of my wet fly work from Forgotten Flies may be found at:

http://www.rareandun...outwetflies.htm


And streamer tying examples at:

http://www.rareandun...dictionary.html


"Passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason." --- Thomas Jefferson

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again - more intelligently." --- Henry Ford

#10 flyryan

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:30 PM

beautiful and inspired by nature it seems

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to see the rest of the flies i have tied just visit  facebook page and browse my photos or galleries

https://www.facebook.com/Classic-FLIES-A-Z-766762363375794/

 

https://youtu.be/g8qFgPJD00c

 

https://www.facebook.com/RyanHoustonSalmonTroutAndPikeFlies?ref=hl


#11 AUGGIE

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:30 PM

Hi Don,
I recently came across an old fly tying book;
"Fishing Flies and Fly Tying" by William F. Blades Stackpole Books 1951.
In this book on page 48 there lists yet another Trout Fin pattern, the "Armstrong Fontinalis". Slightly different than the six you so beautiflly tied and photographed.
Here is the pattern as listed.
Armstrong Fontinalis
Tail: White hackle fibres
Body: Orange wool
Wing: Dyed orange goose or duck quill section; edged with grey and white of same
Hackle: White saddle
No mention of a rib or tip. Thought you could add it to your list.
Auggie


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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:58 PM

A beautiful group to say the least !!!

#13 Don Bastian

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:36 PM

Auggie:
Perfect! Thanks so much! I don't have a copy of Blade's book.

The Bergman Fontinalis and Fontinalis Fin both have "Phil Armstrong" named in the pattern recipe in Bergman's Trout.
So in addition, the Armstrong Fontinalis you presented is almost identical to the Fontinalis Fin, except the hackle is white instead of furnace, and there is no rib. I definitely need to include that in my listings from now on. Cool!
Thanks again!


QUOTE (AUGGIE @ Apr 25 2010, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Don,
I recently came across an old fly tying book;
"Fishing Flies and Fly Tying" by William F. Blades Stackpole Books 1951.
In this book on page 48 there lists yet another Trout Fin pattern, the "Armstrong Fontinalis". Slightly different than the six you so beautiflly tied and photographed.
Here is the pattern as listed.
Armstrong Fontinalis
Tail: White hackle fibres
Body: Orange wool
Wing: Dyed orange goose or duck quill section; edged with grey and white of same
Hackle: White saddle
No mention of a rib or tip. Thought you could add it to your list.
Auggie


Don Bastian

My Wet Fly Blog Page / Gallery:

http://donbastianwet...s.wordpress.com


Some of my wet fly work from Forgotten Flies may be found at:

http://www.rareandun...outwetflies.htm


And streamer tying examples at:

http://www.rareandun...dictionary.html


"Passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason." --- Thomas Jefferson

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again - more intelligently." --- Henry Ford

#14 Don Bastian

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:37 PM

Thank you very much for your post and compliments! Appreciate it!


QUOTE (bobfly @ Apr 25 2010, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A beautiful group to say the least !!!


Don Bastian

My Wet Fly Blog Page / Gallery:

http://donbastianwet...s.wordpress.com


Some of my wet fly work from Forgotten Flies may be found at:

http://www.rareandun...outwetflies.htm


And streamer tying examples at:

http://www.rareandun...dictionary.html


"Passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason." --- Thomas Jefferson

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again - more intelligently." --- Henry Ford