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Irish flees for Native Fish Society

Thought I'd share what will be available at the Native Fish Society silent auction. Pete D. of NFS (Corvidae on Speypages) reached out to me and asked if I could tie up a half dozen Irish flies to be paired with an Irish Whiskey for auction at the banquet this April 8.

Obliging for the great cause, I also really enjoy tying Irish patterns. These were all tied in hand and I DID use hackle pliers (which I typically use) on all EXCEPT the Michael Rogan patterns (Rogan didn't use hackle pliers, so I refrain from them on his patterns).

I thought I'd share the various places where I end up working on these flies. A lot of food pics (my wife fancies trying different food and beverages) where I enjoy a meal and part of a pattern.

First the collage pic (I ran out of daylight before I had to deliver the flies the next morning) pardon the dark images:




the Gill Fly no.1 (Attributed to Michael Rogan):




Started off tying on the tailgate of the rig because I had pheasant tails somewhere in the back > got too cold outside, so got the wing tied down by the stove > then had to take my wife to the dr.'s office so I finished the head in the exam room > finally lacquered the fly over lunch with my bride.


Below is P-T's "Orange and Grey":




I started the above pattern in a pew during Sunday morning church service>and finished it in front of my daughter's French Revolution school project.
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Below is the Claret Jay per P-T:


Wasn't too pleased with this fly(too short on the jay throat), but it was my first time tying in the grocery store and I only had one jay feather in my pocket at the time.

Below is a recent favorite pattern to tie of mine, it is Michael Rogan's "Deadly Bobber":


The 2 Rogan patterns in the set:


And a "Gold Body" below:


I missed out on taking a better image of the Black Goldfinch (upper right in the collage).

Cheers All! Let me know if you have any pattern questions and I'll do my best to post it on here,

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You sir have a problem, Haha. Gorgeous flies!

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cool beer and flies on isle 5

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If you're tying in front of a guillotine you should tie up a Bloody Butcher. It's a simple pattern, but Robespierre would be proud!!

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Hello to all your girls.

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Hahahaha that's hilarious, I'm going to have to start keeping hooks, thread, and feathers in my pocket for those free minutes in the day. I think I'd stick to wooly buggers in hand though. Great work

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I know that NFS really appreciates your effort! I am lucky to attend the event and am looking forward to seeing these flies. Wow man you are talented.
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Just tremendous. I look forward to seeing them all together.

And thank you so much for the demo.
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Don't get any ideas Adrian... but you tying is out of this world!
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Dang those are nice flies !!
Good on you for supporting yet another worthwhile charity my brother !!


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Thank you, fellow tyers. I may have a slight problem, eh? As fun as tying in hand is, sometimes I have to tap the brakes to make sure I am not missing out on anything else in life. The temptation at times can be: "Well, that is a load of crap and I'll just go back to my tying" in regards to dealing with our society's problems. Tying is a great respite but I realize that I can't "check out" all the time.

Keith, I'll tell the girls "hello" for you!
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being irish and all myself , all i can say is you do us proud laddie ! those are really amazing works of (functional ) art .
thanks , jim
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Adrian,
This is a great post brother for a great cause. I love seeing your photos of where you're tying in hand in places I would never have thought to try. Cheers.

Are you going to be at the NFS banquet?

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Adrian,
This is a great post brother for a great cause. I love seeing your photos of where you're tying in hand in places I would never have thought to try. Cheers.

Are you going to be at the NFS banquet?
I will be there, J! Will I see you on the 8th?

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