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Is fly tying becoming a sub forum over here in this joint....no categories ūüėŹ ¬† Lotta duck feathers in these, sportsfans... ¬†Working on¬†the second set.

 

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Awesome flies!  Those would look great framed in a man cave!

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I am impressed.  I have thought about trying some of those.  Really appreciate your work!

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 Mary Orvis Marbury's paintings come to mind- nicely done!

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i bought these a while back with the intention of trying to tie something similar

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i think the bodies are made of cork but i dont want to buy 1000 of them just to tie a few

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Got the idea from vintage stuff at BPS visit. ¬†Looks like my original vice, ‚Äė63, ¬†but I had a nifty bobbin. ¬†
 

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flytire, I have one just like the black one.  Not sure where I got it.  Somewhere, I have a foam body that I made to imitate it.  One of these days I'll finish it.

Denduke, nice flies.  Do you plan to fish them?

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Prolly not but they do look fishy.  My Dede’s wall already with first batch.      Poman’s ParmacheneBell  

 

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Good thread - nice flies Denduke.  I like that black one with the turkey breast feather in your first photo.
 

You gotta tie at least one of those on the end of a line.  

 

On 8/16/2022 at 12:15 PM, flytire said:

i bought these a while back

I really like the primitive look of those.  I don't actively collect old flies, but do occasionally come across them at yard sales and such, grouped in with a bunch of old fishing stuff.  I'd love to come across some of these.  I used to save wine corks back in my food & beverage days, I may still have a container of them down beneath my workbench.  If you want I'd be happy to send some to you if I can find them  

I was lucky enough to score a bunch of old Tuttle Devil Bugs a few years back, probably got close to 2 dozen ranging in size from @ 8 or 10 to 2/0.  Looks like a heck of a lot of work to tie and paint them.  

 Here's one:  

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Debduke, I have some of the curly Drake tail feathers if you want a few.  I have seen some old bass flies in pictures with them.  Send me a PM if you want them, or anyone else, for that matter.

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The only time I‚Äôve used the curly tail is on a foam duckling. ¬†Lotta good feathers on mallards though. ¬†Need some more Woody tipped breast; seems I got plenty left but very few right sides. ¬†Nice lil string for flytying; Drake Woody, Mallard, GreenWing Teal. ¬† Most times put the curly tails and Sprigs in hunting hat as trophy for awhile. ¬† Tried some turkey breast. Found some Pintail too. ¬†Thanks for the offer though. ¬†¬†BTW, ¬†How‚Äôs Oregon politics and a M‚Äôisipi boy¬†working out? ¬†Don‚Äôt answer that question!!!ūü§Ē

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On 8/20/2022 at 8:47 AM, DarrellP said:

@Flytire, You can buy corks individually at hardware stores

i'll take a look the next i go to the big box orange and blue hardware stores

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