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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-10-2014, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Razzle Dazzle Wet Fly

I took Dave's (24-7) advice and dug out one of my last 2 size 3 AJs, only had gold.
A lot of inspiration is also derived from Dave's flies if not obvious. Dave's Soft Sell and Lipstick and Rogue flies were obvious inspiration. Do yourself a favor and look through Dave's gallery, its amazing and varied.

Anyway, this is about my fly, not Dave's :



the usual... questions, comments, observations and insults welcome

Have a great weekend!!
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Thumbs up Wow!

Serious MoJo going on here. Well done Sir, well done.

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questions:how do you get your firmer type feathers to marry to your goose?
comments/observations: beautiful tie brutha. nice tight lines!
insults: your shoes smell.

that will be all for now...lol
best regards paulie.

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Funny stuff, Paulie (BTW, the ladies of the FFC were mesmerized by your flies when I presented)

Matt, am I visualizing a couple of red macaw fibers accompanying that tail work? Wonderful flee....an observer needs a keen eye to see all the intricacies of the materials. Your astute mind is leading you on the right journey, young jedi...the path of 24-7.

When you get to that rarified air....make sure to come back down the mount and tell us what rests at the peak.

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Another stunning example of skill, and the eye for balance of colour & materials


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Matt:

That particular hook is one of my very favorites and your exceptional work makes it even more so. Your use of gold in the hook, tail, and jungle cock sides are a perfect counterpoint to the color palette in the balance of the dressing. This creates a visual tension that I find to be compelling. Lots of expertise and marvelous little touches exemplified throughout. I suspect you had loads of fun making the many decisions that were required in reaching such a harmonious outcome.

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thanks my friend...very humbling
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Thanks Fred... good to see you round these parts. I just missed you at the gathering a couple weeks ago. someone pointed you out as you were walking to your car to leave, should have run up and said hello.

haha, nice Paulie, good stuff. As far as marrying fibres, its mainly finding fibres with similar structure. so to marry to goose, i find softer turkey slips so they work nicely together. I have sweaty hands so i keep a towel nearby to keep my hands dry. this also helps when marrying wings, as I find on the hard ones i sweat all over them until they collapse.

Adrian, Not red macaw unfortunately. I only have Blue macaw, which is in the underwing some, maybe 4 fibres. its an orange dyed burnt ostrich i had for tying big stuff. I got some of that and orange dyed amherst in the underwing too.

Thanks for the kind words Mike and Dingle.

Dave, thanks for being around brother. Your tying intrigues me and pushes me to think about tying in a new way.
I know what ya mean about that size 3 AJ. after tying on a few hooks, the gape to length ratio is really nice, and you can use goose wings instead of turkey. Its a bit easier to get a handle on proportions without the extra length to fill.

I wish the tag and tip started back just a wrap or 2.
It was loads of fun to tie.
tag: silver oval and claret silk
tail: GP topping with claret goose, red gallina, and orange ostrich
butt: black herl
body: rear half silver tinsel, front half equal parts claret, blue, orange and dark claret.
rib: rear claret silk and fine copper wire, front blue silk and medium gold twist.
hackle: orange hen
throat: red gallina
underwing: orange amherst, orange ostrich, blue macaw
wing: brown turkey, claret goose, blue goose
cheek: some small dark blue ringneck pheasant neck feather
eyes: jungle cock
head: red varnished.
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You could not have picked a better mentor than Dave to bring out that incredibly artistic talent, Matt! Always an excellent tie!!

Please keep them coming and thanks for sharing.

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Well for hell sakes Matt, what can a dumbfounded man say that hasn't already been stated?! Your work gets more tastey every day. I envision shots of goldschlager cased by blueberry lemonade. Worst part is I'm not even into girly drinks.... You've done messed with my head brother!!

Wonderful work,

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Well for hell sakes Matt, what can a dumbfounded man say that hasn't already been stated?! Your work gets more tastey every day. I envision shots of goldschlager cased by blueberry lemonade. Worst part is I'm not even into girly drinks.... You've done messed with my head brother!!

Wonderful work,

RC

thanks man, really kind words.

the fly is traveling to Adrian along with a few others for the greater good. I hope someone catches a fish with it!
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Your fly designs are on fire Matt !!
Top shelf tying too ....


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