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#31 flytire


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:59 PM

thanks mark for the photo

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:23 PM

Not really happy with this first effort:
Dumbells back too far from eyes
Gill band too thick
Hook size/proportions wrong, but its all I had 
Overall too busy of a tie
With macular degeneration I have trouble with tying these days - let alone take a picture
Open for critism

Thanks Doug.
This fly was a challenge for me as I'm sure you can attest.
That said I think yours looks good and it's up to the task.
Since you are using dumbell eyes I would put the belly on top and the over wing on the bottom.
I catch myself doing the same thing from time to time.
Mine is open for critism as well.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:20 PM

here is my final version


beady eyed minnow (for lack of an original name)


i omitted the brownish cheeks shown in the original photo. i dont think the fish will even know




i did use a gold crimp bead in the head area

The fish care less than we do!