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First Classic Atlantic Salmon


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#1 eide

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

First real attempts at a classic atlantic salmon fly: the green highlander, but the green turkey for the wing was not long enough, so I had to improvise a bit over the pattern. When I see the macro shots there are a lot of things to improve, but this was a interesting first attempt at this part of flytying!

 

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#2 Piker20

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

I'd fish with the double any day. Lovely pair of flies there Harvard.


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#3 eide

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

Thanks!



#4 hairwing

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:29 PM

My favorite classic pattern, the "Green Highlander". You're headed in the right direction. Well done !

 

One of these days I am going to have to buckle up and give the pattern a go.

 

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#5 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

What is around the hook bend, and why? Very nice, better than I could ever dream!
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:34 AM

What is around the hook bend, and why? Very nice, better than I could ever dream!

it is cardboard - to protect the hook from scratches



#7 mikechell

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:03 AM

Pretty Butterflies.  Food of the salmon !!!


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:42 AM

When I took my first Atlantic Salmon tying class with Poul Jorgenson (I'm not name dropping, I just took a class he taught)  we tied the Green Highlander.  Mine looks like something the cat dragged in.  But I have it framed and hanging on the wall.





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