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#1 Graham

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:40 PM

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I've been having fun!

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#2 flyfishingwright

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:21 PM

Wow, those look great. bugeyes.gif Do you ever do anything but tie?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:04 PM

...Graham...once again, awesome job...great looking swarm...I really do like the wings...nice details...and the eyes, somehow feels like I am being watched... laugh.gif

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#4 oatka

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:23 AM

Very nice collection of flies. Are you gearing up to get free food across town?

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:46 AM

` Just fish for dinner, sir.´

Great!

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:01 AM

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:24 AM

You must have a lot of shit.gif shit.gif shit.gif in your garden whit so much flies lol.gif lol.gif

awsome graham.

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#8 Crotalus

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:23 AM

Those are very good, quite impressive.





QUOTE(flyfishingwright @ Jan 22 2008, 10:21 PM) View Post

Do you ever do anything but tie?


Yeah he takes really good photos too wink.gif

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#9 ILikeFish

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:00 AM

QUOTE(oatka @ Jan 23 2008, 03:23 AM) View Post

Very nice collection of flies. Are you gearing up to get free food across town?

"Waiter, there's a FLY in my soup! I'm not paying for this!"


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#10 Dale

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 10:41 AM

Nice swarm of flies Graham! I half expected to see a bunch of maggots crawling around under them . . . .
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#11 Graham

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:00 AM

Thanks guys, glad you like e'm. I didn't think of maggots, hmmm... great idea, thanks!

#12 Graham

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:26 AM

I used 6/0 thread for shaping the underbody, 8/0 for tying, paint brush bristles for legs, 0.003 acetate alternative for the wings, crystal flash for ribbing, 4 peacock herls to cover the body. For the legs I wiped some tinted varnish onto my thread, touch dubbed peacock fibers onto it, few wraps around the legs, then flashed e'm with a lighter, to shorten the fibers. The eyes are seed beads which are placed into very fine organza, then tyed on together, with a few wraps between the beads...


#13 British mike

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:24 PM

Hey Graham.
Nice job and its good to see you back at the bench.............bet it felt good to have that bobbin back in your hand again.

All the best

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#14 arkle

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:34 PM

You mean you didn't use Raid on them ? I was going to ask how you got the hook through them without squashing them.

Sorry, just my rubbish s.o.h. brilliant, as always

P.S. Hope the sale go's well for you, and you get that other "person" sorted !

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:59 PM

Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hysterical.gif hysterical.gif hysterical.gif


Kudos again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!