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Hi. Tied this one today. Its tied in hand but I use the bobbin. I am satisfied with the tinselwork. Havent any yellow eagle, used som sub but it was horribel to deal with for me. I butchered som JS yesterday to get som nice toppings and blue chatterer, even the gut is taken from a old fly and reused. Not satisfied with the wing. Its tied on a size 5/0. Head needs some more varnish. Criticues is ok, in fact I am greatful if you see shortcoming and tell me about them.

 

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This ones a sweetheart KO. Your choice of that nice, dense, wing topping complements your eagle sub perfectly. Excellent balance and tied with talented hands. I believe this to be one of your best in my eyes

 

dg

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Kjell Ove,

 

the fly looks great, I've dyed up some eagle feathers, and to be honest with you, you can't tell the difference between eagle and your sub.

 

I like it, but please my friend, I've been following your work on the forum, please do not cut your flies up :)

 

 

Best Rgds

 

Kay

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The looks very good to me but im not a expert. Iam wondering what the yellow feather is Kjell ?

 

Hi, the yellow feather is some sub I buy from Jens Pilskog in Denmark, belive its turkey if i remember right-

 

 

This ones a sweetheart KO. Your choice of that nice, dense, wing topping complements your eagle sub perfectly. Excellent balance and tied with talented hands. I believe this to be one of your best in my eyes

 

dg

 

Thanks DG, it means a lot for me when you say it :)

 

 

Kjell Ove,

 

the fly looks great, I've dyed up some eagle feathers, and to be honest with you, you can't tell the difference between eagle and your sub.

 

I like it, but please my friend, I've been following your work on the forum, please do not cut your flies up :)

 

 

Best Rgds

 

Kay

 

Hi Kay and thanks. Is the stem on the eaglefeather you have thick, on those sub I have the stem is soooo thick, not fun to struggle with at all hehe. I must cut some flies apart now if I should tie, i am broke, been unemployed for some time now, need em stupid money for only one thing, more materials hehe.

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Great looking fly, Kjell-Ove. The sub looks really good, even if it was hard to manage.

 

Best of luck with the employment. I know what that feels like. :blink:

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Its just great, Can`t say anything that has been said by the others . Has a real old time look about it

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Thanks guys. :) When I mention that the eagle sub was hard to deal with because of the thick stem. What I meaning by this is that I was in need to split the stem and carefully trim the stem with a scissor to be abel to wrap it on the hook.

 

Another thing I wondering about with eagle hackles, was they used as bodyhackles as I did on this fly, or was they wrap on as we wrap on throats, personally I think that will be nicer. I think it is to much hackel on this fly, will retie it later. :)

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