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  1. There's a reference in the description about using a "stock photo". So, that may not be a photo of polar bear hair.
  2. 20,000? That's a lot of hooks! 😲 (I hope it is enough!)
  3. Salarman and Bruce, thank you for the comments. I think I am starting to understand tail length better. I checked the photo with a ruler and it is more than double the gap. I did not realize it was that long when I tied it. After looking at more photos of the veil feathers, it appears that they are tied so they lay more flat and across the top of the GP tail feather. I have been trying to split the feather so it would lay on either side of the tail. I've been trying to put in the wrong location. Thanks again.
  4. Thanks Bruce. I appreciate the help.
  5. "Namsen" (Bates' recipe with substitutions.) Tag: Silver tinsel and yellow silk Tail: GP topping with red hackle fibers (still learning out how to add hackle without messing up the tail ) Butt: Black ostrich herl Body: Yellow, orange, red, and blue dubbing (sub'ed for seal and probably should not have used florescent colors ) Rib: Silver flat tinsel and gold oval tinsel Throat: Black hackle Wing: Yellow, blue, & red goose, plus two shades of turkey that were sub'ed for feathers that I don't own. Mistake on the wing with the blue overlapping the red. Surprisingly, it did exactly the same thing on both sides and both sides look identical. If the pattern used a JC eye, I think I could have hidden this mistake. Debated about adding a JC eye anyway to hide the mistake. I still have a lot of work to do learning to do tails and wings correctly.
  6. "Namsen" (Bates' recipe with substitutions.) Tag: Silver tinsel and yellow silk Tail: GP topping with red hackle fibers (still learning out how to add hackle without messing up the tail ) Butt: Black ostrich herl Body: Yellow, orange, red, and blue dubbing (sub'ed for seal and probably should not have used florescent colors ) Rib: Silver flat tinsel and gold oval tinsel Throat: Black hackle Wing: Yellow, blue, & red goose, plus two shades of turkey that were sub'ed for feathers that I don't own. Mistake on the wing with the blue overlapping the red. Surprisingly, it did exactly the same thing on both sides and both sides look identical. If the pattern used a JC eye, I think I could have hidden this mistake. Debated about adding a JC eye anyway to hide the mistake. I still have a lot of work to do learning to do tails and wings.
  7. “Rainbow Warrior” (Buckland’s Salmon version, not Egan’s nymph) Tag: gold tinsel Tail; orange squirrel tail Body: black silk Wing (mane style): blue and yellow squirrel tail Collar: yellow hackle
  8. Interesting. Thanks for posting this.
  9. Nice! Is the under wing 2 red hackles and some peacock herl?
  10. Found time to start restocking my give away fly box. I give these flies away to my casting class students. Some events are starting to happen and it is good to see this box empty once again. It'll take another dozen to fill the box. The fly is called "Dale's Psychedelic Spider" and just has foam, pearl chenille, and rubber legs tied on a size 10 3366 hook. It's easy to cast and Bluegill love them.
  11. Personally, I am enjoying the comments and discussions. There are several people here like me that are learning this style of tying and the comments here have been way kinder and more helpful than I have seen on some other locations. No way would I ever post a fly on some of them. I am enjoying the beginner posts and comments.
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