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McIntyre

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  1. Nice one Terje! Guess that one would have done the work some of the days Rena was covered by the yellow sally's.
  2. Here is three flies I tied recently for the Danica. They are all pretty fast to tie. The body on the dun and spinner are inspired by the famous norwegian flytier and flyfisher Staffan Lindstrøm and are twisted polychenille (burn it with a lighter so it don't untwist)
  3. I new you had tied a lot of flies last year, but that much :bugeyes: For myself I'm satisfied if I can tie 4 or 5 flies a month. Do you tie almost every day? How long time do you use for average on your flies? Just sell off some off the flies and buy a heater for your cabin and keep on tying
  4. Didn't thought it got there without some help, rather that someone put it that way after being fished with.
  5. What's the name of the book from Veniard that is best on classic salmon patterns? Ordered the taverner book the other day, found it cheap on www.abebooks.co.uk
  6. Sorry to bring up such an old post, but didn't seen this before recently and thought it was quite interesting. Regarding body hackle, the fly looks like it's been fished and dried. Anyone who have fished a fly with crest tail, now that the tail will look something like this after a few swings. I think the body hackel is could got lost as it's often the first thing that break on a fly if it's winded together with the rib and not secured with thread. Also discussed this fly with Long and I commented the high wing which he replied it look more like it's been lifted that high after the fly has been wet. There is not a lot material in the wing, and it would probably look pretty slim in the water.
  7. Very nice fly. You have every reason to be happy about this one.
  8. Tied this today for fishing, but pretty satisfied with it, specially since it's on a smallish hook. Topping it's not good, but impossible (well, almost at least) to find good topping in this size. Used kingfisher as cheek, and it's ugly compared to the real thing, but cotinga is simply to expensive to use on a fly for fishing. Was thinking to make it a cross between Kelson and Francis, but forgot (was tying it at a small gathering today) to bring grey mallard, so it become a reduced Kelson variation. Think it should be pretty close to many of the Jock Scott varition actually tied for fishing 100 years ago. Edit: Changed to another picture
  9. It would definitely be worth the price it's got at the moment. If not good enough for exhibition flies, still can use it for fishing flies.
  10. Agree with Bud. Very nice seing a fly from you that is not in the standard A4 proportions. I simply love the fly. Very nice tying!
  11. Agree with sky-pilot. Except from the cut tips it's an excellent tying.
  12. A] Some fibres should be under the tying silk. B] Use three or four pairs of fibres as a fundament for tying. Stroke these back and apply a little varnish on them. This way you make it flat so it's easier to tie in. C] Method above work well with thin rachis feathers like weavers and tangaras which is difficult to tie in normal way (as Carne describe) I learned this method from Martin Bach, and it's also very great when working with toucan. I see my description is not so easy to understand, so if you don't get the idea I will take a photo when I get home from work to describe it better.
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