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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Request for top and or front views

Hello all,

I don't know about the rest of you, but I often find myself wondering what a fly looks like from the top, or from the front, especially where feather wings are involved. Relatively slim, or widely tented? I've sometimes been surprised to discover that I've made inaccurate assumptions about what the fly looks like "in the round." So I'd sure appreciate seeing a top view whenever possible. And if I were new to the tying game, I'd appreciate it even more. Thanks.
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i know what you mean, since I've taken up this style of tying in the last few years, it was really hard to figure out how things were set in the beginning, hell the first year+. luckily, after some time, when ive asked some great tiers, here and on a few other platforms, for help in this, they have responded with the views that i needed to understand how they should be with pictures, video and drawings, i know that i take a buttload of pics of the flies i tie, one, just so i can see the progress, or lack of, i am making, but also so i can go back after fishing the fly to see if it swam the way i thought it would, so if there is ever a fly of mine that anyone likes and would like to see another angle, just ask, cameron
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Tied this one a while back. The Black Dog
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Tied this one a while back. The Black Dog
Show off. Mine look like navel lint from above.
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Couple of different views for ya
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Show off. Mine look like navel lint from above.
I’ve been experimenting a bunch over the last 2 years with various versions of soft hackle hares ears and doing well with them. And they look a lot like navel lint
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Show off. Mine look like navel lint from above.
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Are all feather slip winged spey flies expected to have a narrow tent when viewed from above?

I've seen some variance in "everyday" patterns (not full dress). Some have the wings tied high above the hook shank, others hug the shank. Is there a practical purpose for tying them high or low? Does one style help the fly to ride right side up better than another?

I'm asking these questions because I've had some problems getting flies to ride right side up when I've tied them on heavy wire hooks. They only ride correctly if I bend the hook eye down at less of an angle. The ones that I've tied on lighter wire hooks ride just fine without any eye adjustment.

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Are all feather slip winged spey flies expected to have a narrow tent when viewed from above?

I've seen some variance in "everyday" patterns (not full dress). Some have the wings tied high above the hook shank, others hug the shank. Is there a practical purpose for tying them high or low? Does one style help the fly to ride right side up better than another?

I'm asking these questions because I've had some problems getting flies to ride right side up when I've tied them on heavy wire hooks. They only ride correctly if I bend the hook eye down at less of an angle. The ones that I've tied on lighter wire hooks ride just fine without any eye adjustment.
How the hook is dressed determines its swimming characteristics.

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How the hook is dressed determines its swimming characteristics.
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Not sure what I was thinking with this one....
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Show off. Mine look like navel lint from above.
Looking forward to the next podcast on "Skating Lint."

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Are all feather slip winged spey flies expected to have a narrow tent when viewed from above?

I've seen some variance in "everyday" patterns (not full dress). Some have the wings tied high above the hook shank, others hug the shank. Is there a practical purpose for tying them high or low? Does one style help the fly to ride right side up better than another?

I'm asking these questions because I've had some problems getting flies to ride right side up when I've tied them on heavy wire hooks. They only ride correctly if I bend the hook eye down at less of an angle. The ones that I've tied on lighter wire hooks ride just fine without any eye adjustment.
I've sometimes had flies tied with tented or domed bronze mallard wings invert or ride cockeyed. It's happened on flies that were tied sparse, and to the naked eye, balanced. I've had much less trouble with flies--such as an orange heron or winter's hope--with feather wings largely untented. The wings seem to act like reverse keels, if you know what I mean--tending to float the top of the fly upward.

I've wondered, on the other hand, what Davie McPhail's beautiful Orange Heron does in the water--highly tented wings. I assume it rides true, of course, b/c it's tied by DM.
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