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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2019, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Changed the wing and added a tail. Tied on a alec Jackson blind eye. One that didn’t bend like over cooked pasta! Lol 😂
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2019, 10:50 AM
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Wow! That's a beautifully tied fly. Everything looks perfect, I want one.

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WHOA !!!!!!
That is frickin deadly
Always loved the pattern and fished it as often as I could .... your rendition is stellar Mr. Nickels !!!


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Love the looks of a well dressed Dallas fly like this one. Well done.

Is it complicated with so much banding? Is it just me?

Looks complicated, but imagine dressing one without a vise... Mike???
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Love the looks of a well dressed Dallas fly like this one. Well done.

Is it complicated with so much banding? Is it just me?

Looks complicated, but imagine dressing one without a vise... Mike???
Yup, I tie these in hand and to tell you the truth, it's not much different than tying a "King" series, the Dallas has extra silk banding.
Not to make it seem like it's easy, the opposite actually. Like you know Vic, It all starts with the first rib. Proper spacing on the first rib dictates how the others get tied in.
Picture a cross section of the shank looking from the bend end towards the "eye" as if it were a clock. Each rib gets tied in sequence:

- 1st rib is at 7:00 - silver
- 2nd rib is at 8:00 - oval or twist (gold or silver)
- 3rd rib is at 9:00 - hackle
- 4th rib is at 6:00 - red silk
- 5th rib is at 5:00 - blue silk

First rib is wound from bottom to top, dividing into 5 equal segments.
Second rib is the oval that I follow the edge of the first tightly.
Forth is next dividing each rib segment in 1/3
Fifth is next taking the 2/3 segment.
Last is the third rib which is the hackle. Follow the oval in tight so the stem is protected.
Each rib is from bottom to top.

Gobin's rendition of the Purple King has 7 ribs total

The OP's ribbing to my eyes is spot on !!
Another reason why I think this is a sexy fly !!


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very tidy and super fishy . you should be proud of work like that . or is it play like that ?
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Deserves applause. Wonderful tying, Nickels. Wing is superb and the ribbing is sweet.

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Yup, I tie these in hand and to tell you the truth, it's not much different than tying a "King" series, the Dallas has extra silk banding.
Not to make it seem like it's easy, the opposite actually. Like you know Vic, It all starts with the first rib. Proper spacing on the first rib dictates how the others get tied in.
Picture a cross section of the shank looking from the bend end towards the "eye" as if it were a clock. Each rib gets tied in sequence:

- 1st rib is at 7:00 - silver
- 2nd rib is at 8:00 - oval or twist (gold or silver)
- 3rd rib is at 9:00 - hackle
- 4th rib is at 6:00 - red silk
- 5th rib is at 5:00 - blue silk

First rib is wound from bottom to top, dividing into 5 equal segments.
Second rib is the oval that I follow the edge of the first tightly.
Forth is next dividing each rib segment in 1/3
Fifth is next taking the 2/3 segment.
Last is the third rib which is the hackle. Follow the oval in tight so the stem is protected.
Each rib is from bottom to top.

Gobin's rendition of the Purple King has 7 ribs total

The OP's ribbing to my eyes is spot on !!
Another reason why I think this is a sexy fly !!


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Righ-on, Mike
Guess I was thinking of that point when these flies resemble a child's toy with tinsels and ribbons sticking out in all direction...
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Yup, I tie these in hand and to tell you the truth, it's not much different than tying a "King" series, the Dallas has extra silk banding.
Not to make it seem like it's easy, the opposite actually. Like you know Vic, It all starts with the first rib. Proper spacing on the first rib dictates how the others get tied in.
Picture a cross section of the shank looking from the bend end towards the "eye" as if it were a clock. Each rib gets tied in sequence:

- 1st rib is at 7:00 - silver
- 2nd rib is at 8:00 - oval or twist (gold or silver)
- 3rd rib is at 9:00 - hackle
- 4th rib is at 6:00 - red silk
- 5th rib is at 5:00 - blue silk

First rib is wound from bottom to top, dividing into 5 equal segments.
Second rib is the oval that I follow the edge of the first tightly.
Forth is next dividing each rib segment in 1/3
Fifth is next taking the 2/3 segment.
Last is the third rib which is the hackle. Follow the oval in tight so the stem is protected.
Each rib is from bottom to top.

Gobin's rendition of the Purple King has 7 ribs total

The OP's ribbing to my eyes is spot on !!
Another reason why I think this is a sexy fly !!


Mike

Righ-on, Mike
Guess I was thinking of the fly at that stage where it might resemble a child's toy with tinsels and ribbons sticking out in all direction...

Nickels,
That is not to say anything of the fly of course; It is very well dressed. Dazzling detail all around.
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Great job. This is a real looker!

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