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One of my many projects has been to tie flies in the hand, completely without a vice.

I know quite a few salmon fly and Streamer guys do that, and my first flies was classic Danish streamers for spawning sea-trout.

But the first big project on hand tying is to tie the complete collection (62) of T. E, Pritt's North Country Flies.

So far 23 has been tied. For tying the remaining a little shopping for extra material is needed.

 

Please find here my flies and a video showing how it is done.

 

Hope it isn't a too long post as my first here in this part of the forum.

 

/Henrik

 

Flies:

 

Water Cricket

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Little Black

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Winter Brown

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Little Winter Brown

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Fieldfare Bloa

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Dark Bloa

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Dark Snipe

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Little Dark Watchet

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Light Watchet

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Olive Bloa

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Yellow-Legged Bloa

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Yellow Partridge

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Snipe Bloa (No.29)

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Snipe Bloa (No.30)

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Brown Watchet

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Orange Partridge

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Greentail

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Greensleves

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Grey Partridge

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July Dun

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Black Gnat

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Black Snipe

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And the video of the Snipe Bloa beeing tied.

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Very nice Henrick! You almost make tying in hand look easy. I look forward to seeing the full collection. These are some of my favourite flies. Thanks for sharing.

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Not only good flies, but some good tying there. I too have been tying "in hand," but I started with Dame Juliana's flies from A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle. Since there are only 12, and the materials were very basic, it was quite a bit easier to finish them.

 

I had to watch the video twice, to pick up on your loop knot for the leader. I like that method better than my perfection loop. I also noticed your blind eye hooks. I see that your from Denmark, but I would like to know what brand those hooks are. I have been making my own by breaking the eyes off other hooks. If I knew the brand of hook maybe I could find a place to get some over here.

 

I have a copy of Pritt's book, and have done many of the patterns. I too find the simple soft hackle flies to be very effective.

 

Again, good tying.

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