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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-20-2020, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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Fly Tied by a 10 Year Old

This is a freestyle hairwing that I tied about a month ago. Hope you like it!

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-20-2020, 03:26 AM
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Wonderful fly Miss Trillium, great proportions and colors, hope it brings a great fish to hand for you, Cameron
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-20-2020, 07:31 AM
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Well if that fly doesn't catch a fish I'll eat my hat
That is lookin' real good Miss Trillium !! I really like the colours ... the yellow hackle does two things up front.

1. Gives a great contrast to the rest of the fly.
2. Adds brightness to the fly. I call this "POP Factor". It gives an attention point to the fly to get interest in it ... sort of makes the fish do a double take.

That wing looks like it will just dance in the current and sway back and forth on the swing !! Movement is very important when designing a fly, it shows the "LIFE Factor". Most steelhead don't eat twigs, twigs don't move and pulse when floating down a river. This fly is no twig, it's going to have a lot of movement.

The way you tied that fly gives it a fantastic profile !! Very sleek, yet "shrimpy"
Your fly gives the illusion of a shrimp or even a baitfish swimming by. Two really good river foods or even threats to steelhead. However the fish interprets it, it will result in a grab !!

I will also say that looks to be a good size fly for fishing

There you have it !! You ticked all 5 boxes for fly design Miss Trillium, you know what your doin' for sure

1. Colour
2. Contrast
3. Movement
4. Profile
5. Size

And another thing, you dressed that fly perfectly without adding too much materials. Keeping things with just the right amount of materials makes everything flow nicely, both in and out of the water. Good job !!

Hope you get out and try that fly soon


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what your mate says. ^^^^^

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wow girl ! that's really great tying . keep up the fine work and i'm sure the fish will reward you .
thanks , jim

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Trillium, thatís a well tied fly. I think your color combination is great too, and I have no doubt a Steelhead will grab that hard; so be sure to hang on tight! Might want to tie up a few more
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Your dadís probably an artist or something. Nice job young lady !
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Well, do you mind if I copy that!?!? Pure and simple, that fly is extraordinary and if any one of us had tied it, we would be over the moon with the result! Very nicely done.

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What a nice eye you have for proportions and color! Keep up the good work!

I can't believe you're 10 already! It won't be long before you'll be driving up to the Rogue to go fishing by yourself, although your dad will probably be hiding in the back seat! ha ha.

Good to 'hear' from you!

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VERY nice fly. April Vokey has some competition.

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The future is in good hands! Very well done! Here is one my son has been working on. Hahahahaha! (He’s only four) one day he will tie flies as well as this one I hope!
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Great Job! Excellent looking fly. You should be proud, very well done.

Look forward to seeing more of your flies

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Nickels: James Cameron could structure a new sci fi/horror series around that creature. (That's a compliment.)
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Thank you all for your kind comments.

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