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  1. Thanks...but who tied the fly in the photo?
  2. Where do you source these patterns you post...and are they from a collection or do you tie them?
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    Thanks for the follow up Dean. I thought about this and it just made sense to say...see a doctor.
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    Ignore all of this...even my earlier comments. This is a flyfishing/tying web site...not medical. GO SEE A DOCTOR!!!!!
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    Another simple suggestion...I take a multi-vitamin every day. The key to what I take is label reading and looking for a good, diverse and strong dose of minerals. Will it help with your issue? Can't say , but it sure wouldn't hurt. Try something like Osteo Bi-flex too. You never know. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Thank you for your research and insight on this. I finally did a little on my own, and have come to the conclusion you are spot on regarding this series of flies. Thanks for the compliment too!!
  7. Thanks Medic3141...appreciate the compliment. Actually R.B.M. is all I know. I got the pattern from Mike Radencich's book of classic salmon fly patterns, and he sourced it from Hale's book. I think I will do a little research to see if I can find out what it means. My best guess is the letters stand for the originator of the flies...but only a guess. The body material is "Kreinik Metallics" ribbon 1/8" wide. Because the original patterns call for various colors of celluloid for the body I used this as a sub. Mylar would approximate the celluloid, but I couldn't find purple anywhere. The wing is as follows - Underwing: White Tipped Turkey...Main wing: Kori Bustard, Green, Red & Yellow Swan and Golden Pheasant Tail...Bronze Mallard over...Topping plus Blue & Yellow Macaw Horns. Thanks to everyone for your compliments as well!!!!!
  8. I have always found orange to be a certifiable fish catcher, and this fly is a winner for sure. Very nicely done.....
  9. My wife's birthday is in February, so I decided to tie her the Amethyst which is part of the R.B.M Series of Gem Salmon Flies. The pattern was published in J. H. Hale's "How To Tie Salmon Flies" published in 1930. The hook is a Ronn Lucas, Sr, 4/0 Phillip Jones. My wife likes the fly and I hope you do as well. Of course her opinion is just a little biased😁😁 George
  10. Old time stuff that took me a while to learn. Never made sense to me at first, but after a bit it just became natural.
  11. Regarding the material terminology... "Topping" is used for golden pheasant crest no matter where it is used on the fly. The "Blue from yellow fur" hackle means the blue feather is tied in at and wound forward from where the yellow fur ends.
  12. I've taken the time to look at this fly a few times in order to fully offer my thoughts/critique. You obviously have the needed skills to tie classic salmon flies, but there are just a couple of things that should be refined. First...that is one ugly hook.😁 Your abilities demand that you tie on a good salmon hook, preferably a blind eye with a twisted gut eye. Not absolutely necessary but that does add to the true old time classic fly finish and appearance. Second...the shape of the wing is not what you see in traditional classic salmon flies. Take the time to Google a specific pattern and use those images as a model for future tying. There are also a number of good pictures right here on this site that will serve as a showcase for your future work. Always remember...learning to tie these flies is a marathon, not a sprint. Enjoy the process and keep tying!!
  13. For me it was the first day of spring 2000, and I've never looed back. Best thing anyone can do for themselves!! Now always remember this line I got from a friend...You have not quit smoking, you are only between cigarettes and never forget it. George
  14. A welcome from a fellow Pennsylvanian. I feel certain you'll enjoy the site simply because I'm here - HA 😂HA 😂HA 😂 Actually you will find the folks here are all A#1 when it comes to many, many aspects of fly fishing as well as photography, hunting and the outdoors in general. Cheers, George
  15. Interesting design and well tied pattern!!!
  16. Dean...That trout reminds me of my first trout oh so long ago taken in the headwaters of the Allegheny River in Potter County Pennsylvania. The "river" at this point was almost narrow enough to jump across in a few areas - George
  17. Gotta go along with skeet3t on this one. I'm curious about the camera info as well. Also...how much editing involved? George
  18. I've decided to expand on my earlier post about this subject...and do a little bragging at the same time Over my 59 years with a fly rod in hand I've taken Atlantic Salmon in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec...Stripers in the back bays of New Jersey near Stone Harbor & Avalon...Redfish in North Carolina...Bonefish, Tarpon, and other species in Belize and the Bahamas...trout in Montana, Wyoming, Quebec, New York, as well as the Rivers Test & Itchen in England...and my home state of Pennsylvania of course. I've had the pleasure of fishing alongside Vince Marinaro on Letort Spring Run...many, many days with casting guru & legendary casting teacher my long time friend Ed Jaworoski…not to mention a long list of other friends and acquaintances. It has been a great run. This past December I was diagnosed with Leg Amyotrophic Diplegia putting an end to my time on the stream. Reflecting on that tells me I would like to spend any time any place doing a little time casting to rising trout, Atlantic Salmon resting in a crystal clear Gaspe river, bonefish cruising the flats and/or for stripers hiding in the grass of the shallow back bays of New Jersey. But...I will continue to fish vicariously with my tying, reading and spending time with the folks on sites like this one. Enjoy it wherever and whenever you can guys, you never know what tomorrow will bring.
  19. Mark - For some reason I agree with Philly. It sure looks like Orvis spools I've seen in the past. Model????? - George
  20. Point of interest...that fish was hooked, landed and released on my last pass through the Grand Pool on the last day of the trip. It took a #4 Green Machine and sure ended my week of fishing on a high note. It is still a pleasure to watch the great Austin Clark demonstrate how to gently and carefully hand tail a fish. QuebecSporting2010_399.avi
  21. For me that's easy...the Grand River near Gaspe, Quebec. Of the dozen or more Atlantic Salmon rivers I've fished over the years, this one is my favorite by far!! One of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure of casting a fly.
  22. Where I come from in PA this was known as a Dick Wood nymph, and I remember seeing them for some 50+ years. Tied with either floss or wool.
  23. Actually chugbug27 the 94840 is also a down eye hook. The 94842 is the up eye version of Mustad's standard dry fly hook...based on the old numbers of course. George
  24. I am a believer in simplicity...and this fly fills the bill. However...the Mustad 94842 is NOT an up eye hook, only available as a down eye.
  25. Now that I'm not getting a "Resource Limit Reached" page I'll add my 2 cents. I use small smooth jaw pliers to work on the tippets or other feathers. Think the type lots of guys use to flatten the barb on a hook. You will find that they flatten the rachis beautifully as well allowing you to twist, bend and generally manipulate the feather in any way you wish. These feathers are surprisingly tough!! So have at it, since experience is the best teacher.
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