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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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"Sunny" Steelhead Fly

Been meaning to sling this fly together for a while after seeing a fly tied by A. O. a while back. I probably should've spent a bit more time on it as there are a couple of elements I could have done a better job with. Haste makes waste as they say. Next one will see some improvements.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 12:41 PM
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I see some great "elements" in this fly
Got me thinking of bright sunny days and cool water .... thanks for posting !!



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I'm in love with the profile on this fly. You aced those crests. Pretty magical work.

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I'm hardpressed to find anything wrong with that fly. In fact, everything looks perfect as planned and tied. I guess the only thing wrong is that it won't last long in the water since it will get chewed early and often. Bingo Bango Bongo comes to mind

For me, the glass is neither half-empty nor half-full, but rather twice as big as it needs to be.
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Sure did turn out nice, and the toppings look great. You must have some trick, or really good luck with toppings.
Pretty much hate golden pheasant in all its forms. I sure hope it's tasty on the grill, cause when it comes to throwing the bits on a hook it gives me a headache.
I did see Davey McFail take his bodkin and run the crests up and down to adjust how they sit. Seems to help. Still, the more I get into this classically oriented stuff the more i dislike how much trouble crests are. Still prefer speys and dees more.

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I like the fly very much. What are the orange-tinted feather wings under the pheasant crest?

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Nicely done, Dustin. Great job with the GP crests! Sometimes the pain is worth it!!

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Stunning!


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I like the fly very much. What are the orange-tinted feather wings under the pheasant crest?

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M M M M M I'm lovin it! Very cool looking fly.



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that's a beauty! love the colors...

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