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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Freestyle so to speak

Over the past week I've been working on some in hand ties inspired by some of the members here on this site. I have a lot to learn still and many years of practice ahead of me. Seeing what is possible and the great flies others tie all around the world, keeps motivating me to not give up when the tying gets tuff. These flies are a bit free style yet nothing super liberal. Just a twist on the norm so to speak. Possibly falling into categories that I'm not aware of. They were all tied on aj 3/0 hooks that were cut, filed and finished. They didn't all turn out quite as I had hoped but they all were finished.

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Take two for the green one.
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A top view of the same fly
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An 8 hackle tip wing. Yellow, orange, red and black. The original wing just didn't work. So I went this route.
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Some pre wing work.
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Two super ties!

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i'm loving it. seeing a lot of Jins work in these, with your own twists. very cool stuff.
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Sweet. I like those a lot. Nice job !
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you fellas. These are for sure very a la Jin. They were much fun to tie. I really need to start tying some smaller summer stuff however. Thanks again.



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Wow!! I REALLY like the first fly!! Great job on all of them.
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Those are all "Rockstar" quality I also like that first one the best!
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Yeah, those will do just fine. LOL.

Incredible work man. I really like the flow and ballance of these two.

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That's what I'm thinking, Scott...the "flow and balance"...I personally find those 2 attributes difficult in a freestyle. At least on vintage patterns I know what the fly should look like, but when freestylin' it's a challenge to reign in the ideas.

I'm really impressed with Rockstar's tying. I can see elements of inspiration but truly he's got a groove of his own. Tie on, RC!

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brushed dubbing

I really like the brushed dubbing with palmered hackle - very life-like. I also like hackle tip underwings with turkey slips above - a good way to add color. Great fly tying.
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Thank you for all the kind words. There are so many incredible tiers on this forum. When I first joined all I could effectifly tie was spey flies. With all the help and inspiration from everyone I have been able to progress and accomplish what was once unimaginable for me. I thank you again and will continue to push myself to learn learn learn.





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