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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2018, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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New Member, saying marry Christmas.

Hey guys,
Hope all of you had a good Christmas and are getting ready for a new year.
Lots of great info and resources here and I'm really impressed so far.
I'm from Ontario, have been fly fishing a few years, tying for 1 year, and just got my first switch rod this fall. I look forward to learning this art form and growing my skills to become a more efficient caster and better tyer as far as spey style flies go. Attached are a few pics of recent ties. All except 1 are a freestyle for the most part as I just received my first book for Christmas and dont necessarily know many of the names of the spey and dee flies. All criticism is welcomed as I'd like to get better at tying these. Cheers!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2018, 10:05 PM
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Welcome and Merry Christmas.
I am far from the neatest spey tiers but the one area you need to work on is your head finish use a thinner thread and back off a few millimeters so you can tie good knots on those hooks and remove those barbs before you tie the fly.

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Welcome to the Speypages !!
Merry Christmas to you as well !!
Be sure to check out our fly tying section here. We have some great fly tyers that are willing to share knowledge and advise.

Enjoy your time here


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 11:06 AM
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Welcome tuna. Nice start.....I agree with the size of the thread you're using and the general head formation comments from cicada. I tend to grab any colored thread I might have sometimes myself and end up with a crowded eye at the end. UV cure covers up some mistakes...but I still know what I have done wrong. Wax is your friend and don't be afraid to remove a couple of wraps from the previous step to tie in the next material. These both will slim down the head profile...along with allowing for proper space at the end.

Check out Marty's step by step fly tying posts here. He offers a lot of tips.

They will all fish for sure. Keep at it.
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You're off to a flying start. Most important, those flies will catch fish - but then, that's kind of the hard part. . . . Welcome!
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