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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Same pattern just changed the color mix. All tied on Blue Heron #3 hooks.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 01:37 PM
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Those will fish nicely. Especially taken with the 3rd, 4th and last one.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 02:27 PM
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Great looking Hunt Club and super tying to boot! Really well done FT!

Thanks Phil
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 02:29 PM
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Very nice work Paul
Extremely consistent and very nice material placement !!
They would all see water time if in my box !!

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Holy crap those are nice!! Each one of them is excellent!
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Nice hooks! 8-)
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Certainly cover all water and light conditions. Superbly tied. That purple one gives me goosebumps.
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Nice Freestyles....#6 please sir
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words everyone Here are the steps I used to tie these.

Thread: 70 denier white ultra
Tag: 5 turns of small oval tinsel
Tip: double layer of floss
Tail: long reddish crest feather from Lady Amherst with paired slips of barred wood duck over
Butt: black Ostrich
Rib: medium oval tinsel counter wound through body hackle
Body: rear half floss; front half SLF dubbing
Body Hackle: Schalappen stripped on 1 side
Flash: 2 strands of Krystal flash on each side of the wing
Collar: Indian neck hackle 3-4 turns
Wing: 2 yellowish GP body feathers tented with single layer of 2 BM slips as a roof
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 06:37 AM
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mornin' paul ,
it was great to meet you at speynation , now i can put a face with all these cool flies that keep flying off your vise . thanks for including the pattern ! the purps is the schiznit .
happy 4th .
thanks , jim
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 07:40 AM
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apart from the fantastic ties this looks like a fella who knows someone with a metric f tonne of wood duck.


presumptuous hint: swap? but I don't know what you'd want, mate.
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 10:19 AM
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Just stunning!

Thanks Paul for taking time to share photos of your fine work.

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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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Hey Paul

How you doing Paul. Pat Clearey here. Wish I had been better about keeping in touch. Just wanted to say those are some great flies. Got to get some time to tie myself, been busy with food plots, Striper Fishing, and bicycling. Looking for a new house in Cooperstown area. Time to leave the West Canada. Trying to put an Alaska trip together. Hope all is well.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 08:44 PM
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Very Pretty!!! good job
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