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Article - Realistic Insect Wings
Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:28 PM
Thanks again, and feel free to ask questions and join in anytime, and hopefully post some flies. I can say that if you are new to tying realistics, keep trying, I'm only now feeling like I'm getting the hang of it, my flies have been improving, with practice.
Posted 25 July 2005 - 07:29 PM
Here is another color variation on the white foam.
***The Brown Mayfly is a size 16, the small white blank one is a size 18, and the tan and yellow (sorta hex) is a size 14. Note the yellow soda cap in the background***
Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:23 PM
I'm still working hard on the new version of my site. It's taking much longer than expected, but I'm making good progress and hope to have it online by late August or better. I think you're going to like some of the "wingprints" I've made of some insects for taxonomy that involves wing venation. I've found a pretty good way to photograph them so I can even catch most of the venation in a fully hyaline spinner wing.
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 03:06 PM
Ressurecting post to find out if anyone still has instructions or link thereto as the previous links are now dead.
Thanks in advance for any help on the creation of these wings. Much obliged
Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:31 PM
I've been on a quest for several days searching for alternatives to buying Mayfly and other insect wings, so after joining this forum, I found an article with your images and some info about Dura-lar. I tried downloading your image files to print, but apparently the files are corrupted. Would you mind sending those printable images to me by email at [email protected] I'm looking to print wings for various flys and different sizes as well as stonefly nymph wing backs if you have those too. Also, where can I buy Dura-Lar or similar to use in a laser printer?
Thank you in advance.
Posted 30 November 2015 - 03:56 AM
Posted 29 May 2016 - 08:49 AM
Another request on the images. All the links from this are gone.
Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:41 PM
Posted 31 May 2016 - 09:46 AM
Vette ... look at the dates !! I truly doubt if the sites even exist anymore.
Post #34 is from 2005 ... eleven years ago. The last three posts prior to yours were from one time members who were here just to find those links, it seems.
Maybe someone on here will be able to "re-find" the info ... flytire being the best, I think, at that kind of thing ... but I doubt it.
Barbed hooks rule!
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 08:09 PM
google 'graham owens realistic insect wings fly tying'
search the results
Fly tying - The art of attaching feathers, fur, wool, and silk to a tiny hook to create artificial lures that imitate insects, a skill easily mastered by anyone who can peel a grape blindfolded with a pair of tweezers and a butter knife while wearing oven mitts.