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If you haven't seen S Fontinalis's flies, you are missing out. They are works of art, worthy of framing. On another forum he did a series of posts tying flies in hand and it was very interesting to follow. Got me to try it with a woolly bugger just for fun :) Also, watch "The Lost World of Mr Hardy", interesting history and towards the end they show a "salmon fly dresser" tying in hand.

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The highly dressed salmon fly started as a contest to see who could dress the most fanciful fly. When the European nations started sailing to South America, they would bring back colorful birds and plumage. the local tyers would then try to out do each other.


As for fishing with them, my good friend Poul Jorgensen (God rest his soul) always liked to fish full dressed flies in Nova Scotia and Quebec. The gillies would make fun of him but he did what he wanted to do and caught plenty of fish.

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