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The Black Gordon


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#1 steve andrews

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:31 AM

Black Gordon.jpg

 

The Black Gordon has been both a great Salmon & Steelhead fly.

 

Heres a step by step video for those interested in spinning a few up for themselves:

https://youtu.be/MMATzKnUcKo

 

Materials Hook. Daiichi 2161 (Size 2)

Thread: Danvilles Flymaster 6/0

Tag: Gold Tinsel

Body: Red Floss Behind Black Floss

Rib: Gold Tinsel

Wing: Black Opposum

Hackle: Black Hen



#2 flytire

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:38 AM

steve

 

thank you for posting that and please keep posting different flies

 

questions

 

1. why is the tinsel tag trimmed off and not left on for the ribbing (not a critique jus wondering. i see this in many books i have)

 

2. hen neck or saddle for the hackle

 

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#3 steve andrews

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:55 AM

steve

 

thank you for posting that and please keep posting different flies

 

questions

 

1. why is the tinsel tag trimmed off and not left on for the ribbing

 

2. hen neck or saddle for the hackle

 

norm

 

Hi Norm,

 

Thanks for the kind words, greatly appreciated & I "plan" to post a new video each week.

 

Hope these answers help as well:

 

1) I often tie flies with multiple ribs (mostly dee flies) which require they be tied in separately, sometimes I use up to 5 strands for the ribbing, like a lot of bad habits after tying a pile of Dee Flies it just stuck.

 

2) For the Hackle, I use is mainly Hen Neck as I prefer the more webby feathers.

 

Cheers!



#4 utyer

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:20 PM

Its quite obvious that your skills are highly developed.  No need to tell you that is a stellar pattern.  If there is a flaw in it I sure couldn't see it.  Beautiful.  Keep em comming.  


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#5 Mogup

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:35 AM

Beautiful fly Mr. Andrews.

#6 steve andrews

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:02 AM

Its quite obvious that your skills are highly developed.  No need to tell you that is a stellar pattern.  If there is a flaw in it I sure couldn't see it.  Beautiful.  Keep em comming.  

 

 

Beautiful fly Mr. Andrews.

 

Appreciate that guys, cheers.



#7 DarrellP

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:20 AM

I like your use of hen feathers. Love your tying.
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