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#1 TIER

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:23 PM

What is you very best work of art thats fishing related? Mine is the dumbell eye bucktail streamer.

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It can be a lure, jig, fly, anything. anything fishing related


1. The captain is always right

2. It's the deckhand's fault

 

 


#2 feckineejit

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 01:26 PM

I'm not long started tying so I don't have a best yet, but here are a few I tied up past few days that I like

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#3 TIER

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 02:04 PM

Awesome!


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2. It's the deckhand's fault

 

 


#4 feckineejit

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 02:10 PM

Awesome!


Thanks TIER I can only get better I hope :)

#5 Mark Knapp

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 02:24 PM

 

Awesome!


Thanks TIER I can only get better I hope smile.png

 

Those look great.



#6 feckineejit

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:18 PM

Cheers Mark :)
Another wee one I just tied, a klinkhammer with my own twist.

Hook:B100 #12
Thread: UTC 70 black
Body: peacock herl stripped using erasure
Wing: Antron Bodywool (florescent so easy to see)
Hackle: Metz grizzle hackle
Head: ultra fine ice dub (purple)

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#7 Philly

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:06 PM

Most of dry flies, nymphs and soft hackles aren't very artistic.  They catch fish, so I can't complain.  I think I spend more time working on my poppers than I do on the others.

 

This is my first attempt, done many years ago, at creating one of my favorite hard body poppers that I could fish with a fly rod.  Works well with an 8 wgt.  Probably not artistic, but I like the way it turned out.

 

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This is another older popper, 8 wgt size

 

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Here's a some I did within the last year or so.  

 

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"All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

#8 tidewaterfly

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:20 PM

I don't call anything my "best", because hopefully I've never done my very best just yet. smile.png

 

I make lures & tie some flies! Many types so, would be difficult to select one as my best anyway. I try to make them look good, and so they'll both catch fish & have some durability. To me that's more important than just being artistic. 

 

These are some I've made. 

 

 

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#9 feckineejit

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:39 AM

Nice ties Philly & tidewaterfly

#10 Mark Knapp

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:27 PM

OH, but they are artistic Philly and TW



#11 Philly

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:20 PM

I like the spinner baits and the buck tail.  I do tie my own buck tails but not that often these days.  I've never tried making spinner baits, but I've re-skirted and replaced blades on spinner baits my fishing buddies have picked up cheap at fishing flea markets.  They usually need a little work.  One thing I do tie is a variation of the Pig Boat pattern using spinner bait skirts instead of rubber legs.  I've had decent luck with them for bass and chain pickerel.   I'd redone a body of spinner bait for one of my friends.  It looked good so I tied a fly with the same body to go with the rest of the ones in my bass box.

 

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"All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

#12 denduke

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:56 PM

Not necessarily art but tools that have been developed that seem to always get Oos and Awhs. More like consumables to me.
My Cdads and schwimps....
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#13 tidewaterfly

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:33 AM

I like the spinner baits and the buck tail.  I do tie my own buck tails but not that often these days.  I've never tried making spinner baits, but I've re-skirted and replaced blades on spinner baits my fishing buddies have picked up cheap at fishing flea markets.  They usually need a little work.  One thing I do tie is a variation of the Pig Boat pattern using spinner bait skirts instead of rubber legs.  I've had decent luck with them for bass and chain pickerel.   I'd redone a body of spinner bait for one of my friends.  It looked good so I tied a fly with the same body to go with the rest of the ones in my bass box.

 

 

 

The spinnerbaits in the photo were made for a friend of mine who lives in south Florida. Most that I make are "better" versions with premium type hooks. These were made with Owner hooks. I tie on the skirts too, as the skirt collars don't keep them on very well & some deteriorate so that they fall off. I've also repaired & replaced them on bought spinnerbaits & buzzbaits. I pour most that I use, and now have 337 molds of various types.

 

Where I live now, in SC, there's a lot of bass anglers & Striped bass in the lakes are a big deal, so I concentrate on making flies & lures for them. I still know a lot of people who fish the Chesapeake Bay in MD, and stay in touch. Bucktail jigs are still used by a lot of folks there, and many have started using the underspin styles. The jig in the photo is something I made a mold for, and they're a good alternative to the typical jigs. 

 

It keeps me busy sometimes, and I enjoy making them all. The flies in the photos, the flats flies are going to Belize in March, and the Salmon/Steelhead flies went to a friend & co-worker of my one brother. The fellow was going to NY to fish the Salmon River last fall, and my brother gave him a gift of a fly selection. 



#14 TIER

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:46 AM

Denduke, that's amazing!


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#15 Mark Knapp

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 01:20 PM

Functional art.