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26 minutes ago, Bruce Derington said:

Yeah, always nice to see deer hair flies 

I'm getting a hankering to learn how to do that. You guys are inspiring.

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2 hours ago, Mark Knapp said:

I'm getting a hankering to learn how to do that. You guys are inspiring.

I could be wrong but I think you would really enjoy it.

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41 minutes ago, Bruce Derington said:

Its a fun material to work with

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 Unless you happen to own one of these vises and don't use anything to catch the clippings 😀

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14 hours ago, vicente said:

I could be wrong but I think you would really enjoy it.

I'm sure I will.

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2 hours ago, Bruce Derington said:

Its a fun material to work with

 

I will not have enough time in the rest of my life to reach your level, but it looks like something to sink my teeth into.

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2 hours ago, mvendon said:

 Unless you happen to own one of these vises and don't use anything to catch the clippings 😀

 

That's too funny. I think I'll use a bench.

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Happy Fourth of July!
 
"American Flag" Salmon fly (more or less :) )
 
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Hook: Alec Jackson size 1.5
Tag: Silver small and red silk
Tail: Red Am. Pheasant crest
Butt: White ostrich herl
Body: Blue silk
Ribs: Silver med and white silk
Throat: Red and white hackle
Wings: Red and white goose
Cheeks: Blue guinea and Jungle fowl
This one exceeded my current skill level, but I'm still proud of it and what it stands for. 🙂

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#12 articulated damsel nymph
Squirrel dubbing in dark olive
Copper wire ribbing
Olive hackle fibres for tail
Polish CDC for mid breathers
More squirrel dubbing for thorax
Cover and legs are pheasant
Black tungsten bead for extra weight 🤔🎣🎣🎣👊😀🃏
Cast ...strip in a figure of eight real slow , be prepared for a savage take ... Hold on 😁

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@RexW - very nice.  Its amazing how you can get such a slim head with all that material tied in. 

@TSMcDougald - looks like they would float forever, nice hackling.  

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