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Working on my Parkinson's

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#1 Gene L

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:44 PM

I think this is a photo of a Red Quill...it's size 14, and I'm learning something new with every fly I tie.



#2 salmobytes


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

Ouch.  I'm 70.  I don't have Parkinson's but I do have CSS, which is related to CRS.  It's so hard for me to see I don't tie much anymore.  I tie some but not constantly anymore, like I did for 50 years or more.


I do photography boat building and coding now.  The boats are getting tough.  I can't tell when the power screw driver is in the screw head anymore.  So I end up with gouged fingers a lot.  My current boat may be my last.


Cameras keyboards and wet fly fishing will keep me busy for a while.  Small flies are history for me now. Hang in there. You're tying well. 

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#3 tjm


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:12 PM

Sure looks like red quill.

#4 chugbug27


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:06 AM

Good as any I tie. Not that that means anything. Seriously, way to get back on that horse!

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

Great looking fly! 

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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#6 mikechell


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:59 PM

Those couple of barbs pointing out at the "4:30" position are the only imperfection I see.

I don't tie flies like that 1) because I don't fish with them and 2) because I can't tie them as good as your example.

Barbed hooks rule!
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#7 jdowney


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:34 PM

Ouch.  I'm 70.  I don't have Parkinson's but I do have CSS, which is related to CRS.



I'm gonna have to steal that one :D  We have a bit of software at work called CSS, that is used for displaying instrument telemetry - IF you can get the darn thing configured right.... your version of it works perfectly both for that and my eyes.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:30 PM

Not a bad fly at all. I have trouble getting the hackle right on mine. Yours looks better than mine, and I have good hands and do surgery .
"Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job." John Geirach