Thought I'd start off the day following up on some good advice from Paul and post my first attempts at a classic salmon pattern in it's stages of developement. I will continue to update this thread with photos as I progress, trying to follow the advice given.
A bit of history about me. I have been tying flies for fishing, trout, salmon, and steelhead, for a little over two years now. I started tying classics about two weeks ago and have been getting a lot of help and encouragement from Charles and Dale. I have tied two Red Rovers so far, and following advice from Charles this third one should be much better.
So here's the beginning. I'll try not to complete too many elements of the fly before moving on, so that if changes need to be made, I don't have to undo a lot of work. This is my first photo upload and the quality is a bit poor as I took it with my phone. Hopefully it's done correctly.
The hook is an AJ 2/0. I seem to have trouble tapering the bodies, the taper in this photo is as good a job as I have done so far. I use a white two strand danville floss, maybe I need something a little beefier? I'm still trying to get an eye for the tail. In this case I traced the outline of the hook onto some paper and layed the crest down on it to get the size.
Any comments, critiques, technique sugestions or the like are greatly appreciated.
Thanks for looking,