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#1 Errock_22

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:27 AM

Hi Guys,

Brand new to the forum and been tying for a few months. I'm YouTube taught, but recently joined a club.
Haven't been able to tie with them yet but figured I'd share my progression from this past March.

Below is a progression from where I started, to my latest tie. Enjoy and happy to hear your critique!

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#2 Errock_22

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:29 AM

Oops, I resized the pics from an iPhone. What's the best resolution to post pics at? Actually, what pixel x pixel count works best?

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:39 AM

i use 600 pixels wide but i store my photos on photobucket

 

i'm not cell phone savvy when its time to take photos. i prefer my nikon coolpix camera


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#4 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

E, your flies are really good. I'm sure others on here will critique you ore but seriously you're off to a great start

Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


Why are windknots in love with me?


Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!

 

 

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#5 islander727

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:16 AM

Fish 'em!  Let the REAL judges decide!  

 

Nice work!



#6 RickZieger

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:44 AM

Go to Flyanglersonline.com

On the left side there is a flytying tab. hIt that and there is a beginning flytyinhg course.

 

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#7 mikechell

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:37 PM

I am impressed.  Nicely tied flies.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:57 PM

I wish my first few months of flys looked that good!Very impressive!
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#9 Errock_22

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:20 AM

Thanks everyone! I have a very understanding wife, I get to tie for an hour or two just about every night. That definitely helps!

Believe me, I've had my share of stinkers!

#10 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

I've been tying for 20 years and most of the flies I fish with don't look as nice as the ones in those pics. Nice work! Very impressive.


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#11 Tom Cummings

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:58 PM

Looks great. For me the Adams, Royal Wulff, Prince Nymph, and Wolley Buggers are the most productive. Hardest for me is the Prince because of wings and size #14 seems to be the most fish desired in NJ

#12 rodj

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:30 PM

Those look like Japanese artwork.  What are those small critters? (pardon my ignorance, I'm barely familiar with the basic categories of flies)

 

They are beautiful.



#13 Errock_22

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:29 PM

Hmmmm....don't know how to add text to my post but I'll do my best.

Most of the flies are Chironomid patterns, or midges, if you will. Both larvae and pupae.

The ones are the wine cork are called Perdigon flies, used for Euro Nymphing. They sink very fast, used for pocket water.

A few baitfish patterns, most for the salt. Sardine, anchovy, and a few randoms. The orange one is a Senorita fish (local baitfish) and the bottom fly is a Threadfin Shad.

The crab pattern is a Pelagic Red Crab, also a local bait.

#14 vicente

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:40 PM

Those bait fish are looking mighty fine, I'm going to start a bass swap soon fell free to join.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:25 AM

Excellent work!