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#1 eide

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 09:54 AM

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Green Highlander
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#2 rstaight

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:41 AM

Eide,

 

Beautiful tie as always. I do not believe you could tie a shabby looking fly if you tried.


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#3 Kudu

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:01 PM

Man that is pretty!

#4 agn54

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:22 PM

That is a work of art! No way I'd dunk that thing in the water

#5 DrVette

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:42 PM

Oh, how i envy your talent in getting the topping to meet sooooo well with the tailing. How you split the married wing with the pheasant is REALLY cool and not normal, but you make it look right. You have more talent than i can hope to get to. But, Why did you start the tag so far forward? It gives the fly a lop sided look. Everything i was taught says to start just above the barb. Is there a reason i haven't learned for pushing forward?

 

BTW Your head is a work of art also. I know you know more than i, so PLEASE see this as a question for my own research and NOT a criticism of this fly. You OBVIOUSLY planned it out this way i just don't don't understand why.

 

Or is it because the Golden crest couldn't reach to the barb???



#6 despatiesim

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 08:31 AM

Beautifull Eide! I truly love looking at your ties! Please keep sharing.

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#7 Piker20

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:56 AM

DrVette, my vote is so it fits the available crest feathers. I gave up with my attempts on the classic flies for several reasons but one being I was buying 5 heads to find one or two flies worth of crest feathers. The small feathers and very long feathers are so hard to find in the quality you want.

Lovely fly Eide but when are we going to see some silver?? Out seasons done now and I need to see some Norwegian beasts.
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#8 eide

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:39 PM

Oh, how i envy your talent in getting the topping to meet sooooo well with the tailing. How you split the married wing with the pheasant is REALLY cool and not normal, but you make it look right. You have more talent than i can hope to get to. But, Why did you start the tag so far forward? It gives the fly a lop sided look. Everything i was taught says to start just above the barb. Is there a reason i haven't learned for pushing forward?

 

BTW Your head is a work of art also. I know you know more than i, so PLEASE see this as a question for my own research and NOT a criticism of this fly. You OBVIOUSLY planned it out this way i just don't don't understand why.

 

Or is it because the Golden crest couldn't reach to the barb???

Yes, I would have liked it a little bit further back, changing to next one :) Still fishable though

 

 

DrVette, my vote is so it fits the available crest feathers. I gave up with my attempts on the classic flies for several reasons but one being I was buying 5 heads to find one or two flies worth of crest feathers. The small feathers and very long feathers are so hard to find in the quality you want.

Lovely fly Eide but when are we going to see some silver?? Out seasons done now and I need to see some Norwegian beasts.

tail.jpg

 

Got this one on a tied-in-hand Durham Ranger just a couple of days before the season ended



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 05:55 PM

Ooooh that looks like that was a stonker. Catch that in spring and you'll see the backing a few times.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

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#10 DrVette

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:36 PM

 

Oh, how i envy your talent in getting the topping to meet sooooo well with the tailing. How you split the married wing with the pheasant is REALLY cool and not normal, but you make it look right. You have more talent than i can hope to get to. But, Why did you start the tag so far forward? It gives the fly a lop sided look. Everything i was taught says to start just above the barb. Is there a reason i haven't learned for pushing forward?

 

BTW Your head is a work of art also. I know you know more than i, so PLEASE see this as a question for my own research and NOT a criticism of this fly. You OBVIOUSLY planned it out this way i just don't don't understand why.

 

Or is it because the Golden crest couldn't reach to the barb???

Yes, I would have liked it a little bit further back, changing to next one smile.png Still fishable though

 

 

DrVette, my vote is so it fits the available crest feathers. I gave up with my attempts on the classic flies for several reasons but one being I was buying 5 heads to find one or two flies worth of crest feathers. The small feathers and very long feathers are so hard to find in the quality you want.

Lovely fly Eide but when are we going to see some silver?? Out seasons done now and I need to see some Norwegian beasts.

tail.jpg

 

Got this one on a tied-in-hand Durham Ranger just a couple of days before the season ended

 

Seriously, You are going to fish with that fly? You are killing me me with just thinking about it.

I have yet to have a real classic salmon fly in my hands to examine, and you, you are going going to swing this to the water??? My heart isn't that strong man.



#11 eide

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:31 AM

Seriously, You are going to fish with that fly? You are killing me me with just thinking about it.

 

I have yet to have a real classic salmon fly in my hands to examine, and you, you are going going to swing this to the water??? My heart isn't that strong man.

 

Yes, this is for fishing :) Going to spend the winter tying up some classics (like this) for fishing, once you get the hang of tying in the wing it isn't that hard ;)



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:59 AM

You are going to need a bigger smoker... :)
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#13 eide

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:29 AM

You are going to need a bigger smoker... smile.png

I need one smoker ;)



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:13 PM

Good tie eide
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