thanks mark for the photo
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Write the recipe
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
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.
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!