Had a chance to sit and pinch a couple irons today after doing an inventory on my line wallets. Lots to get ready for, the salar hunt is a mere two months away !!
I grabbed some materials and headed for a comfy spot to sit and tie ... maybe too comfy or just rusty
I had the spliced Sharpes in my hand, so I couldn't help but tie a Carron fly
This one was crafted on a vintage Code Iron from way back. Two ribs of silver, one embossed the other oval and a middle rib of red silk floss. All this wound round a body of spun berlin wool that had been chopped into short pieces and mixed about as in the days of old. A black heron feather saddle from the first wrap of tinsel and a collar of befriended teal
The two mallard slips for the wing are laid low and slightly tented. Two distinct strips, not joined in the middle and set quite apart as Mr. Brown describes.
For the reasons of Mr. Brown's writings, I usually fashion the wings on these speys with turkey, mostly for durability. However today I was feeling vintage ...
Forgive the rust, my fingers have not pinched an iron for quite a while. Now I need to start my efforts in tying if I wish to be prepared for the salmon out on the right coast.