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Scott Stisser

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  • Birthday 06/06/1956

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  1. You bet have at least 15 wraps of lead under the dubbed body, should sink like a stone!
  2. Hello all, its been a long time...dang I just completed my no-hackle DVD recently next I am working on an O series (O for ostrich). This is a caddis pupae from this series, I hope to do a DVD on this series this winter. Any way there isn't much to this fly but I have folded ostrich as a palmer and tried to sink between the dubbing wraps to protect the quill. Hope you all like it.
  3. Thanks - Hobby Lobby glass beads the cylindrical ones. Loop a wire through it and grab the ends with vice grips. Put the loop around the hook, pinch it (crimp) nice and tight to the back of the hook wire. Next super glur and run the bead up the wire, let it dry and clip the wire ends the vice grips are holding. (Ooops obviourly my vice has been turned so the fly was horizontal for all this. Now I punch hole in the matte box su that the bead will snuggly push through so just a tiny shoing thorugh the back, a drop of super glue there too. I like this method because it allows the hook to show including the point yet still stands the fly away from the box so the materials don't get scrunched. Hope this all made sense??? Scott
  4. Matt - Of course you can share with others... that's the reason I came up with this fly. I designed this about 5 years ago, family did the Christ birthday cake thing and so I thought it would be nice to do similar with a Salmon Fly. Glad you enjoyed it.
  5. THE CHRIST FLY This fly has been tied in the traditional manner of the Atlantic Salmon fly. These flies were used in the late 18th and early 19th century. These flies are very ornate and are tied with exotic materials. The tag of the fly as well as the eye of the fly have been tied with opaque materials thus making the beginning and ending of the fly hard to discern. This is symbolic of the eternal nature of Jesus Christ. The hindmost body section of the fly is symbolic of The Word with God prior to Christ’s visit to earth. The body is gold tinsel and the veiling is a substitute material for toucan breast feathers. The gold is symbolic of pureness and great worth and the veiling is symbolic of mans inability to access God directly due to the separation by sin. The middle section of the fly is dubbed with synthetic fur of earthy color. This is symbolic of Christ becoming a man and dwelling here on earth with His creation. Notice that this section is short in relation to the other sections as was His stay on this earth. The foremost section of the fly is purple silk floss palmered with silver twist and gold tinsel all of which were selected because of their association with royalty. This section is symbolic of Jesus sitting on the throne in heaven reigning over his kingdom. The underwing of the fly are feathers dyed black symbolic of man’s sin which Christ took upon Himself at the cross. The overwing is married strands of white swan symbolic of Christ’s perfection and red dyed swan symbolic of Christ’s blood. The overwing covers the underwing symbolic of Christ’s perfect sacrifice covering our sin once and for all. The sides of jungle cock are symbolic of the suffering and wounds Christ received on the cross in paying for our sins. The golden pheasant topping and tail meeting together are symbolic of the crown of glory that Christ now wears. He is truly King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
  6. I buy my molding, select at least a 1" deep shadow. Then I router a lip for back lid to set in of 1/8" press board to button it all up. I have a logan matte cutter and do all the matting etc.. myself. The shodow box is made from matte material too. I use a wire loop through a glass bead with super glue to attach to hook. Pundture a hole with an awl (spelling) just so bead fits snug into shadow box. I then put a small amount of super glue on back to hold in place and so the fly won't rotate on me over time. Hope this is helpful? See Tying the Classic Salmon Fly, Dawin Atkins chapter it has a good deal of detailed info from which I got started.
  7. Thanks for all the comments... I buy molding and make the frames myself... that way when I sell shadow boxes it helps to keep the cost down. I don't sell too often as my family always wants to keep. I have donated plates to TU for auction fairly often and usually end up putting the Cotinga Club plates together when we donate to TU as well. We hav a plate from TU ready for next state aucttion in Colorado... I think this Dee pate is going to be handed down and adorn my wall until then (I hope for a long time).
  8. The frame is 17" X 15" The flies upper left is a bartleet with 4" wire upper right bartleet with 3" wire and the rest bartleet with 3 1/2 " wires. What ever that comes out to be after the bend is complete???? These were all hand made hooks in this plate.
  9. I really like the body taper, super clean. As for the ribbing I leave out the ribbing too when using embossed tinsel looks much nicer. Great job!
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