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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2020, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Another Green Highlander

The Green Highlander was tied with the help and instruction from fellow Spey Pager Don Walker. Hook size was 4/0 and the pattern was true to the recipe of Pryce-Tannatt except for a substitute feather used for the Indian Crow.

Many thanks to Don for his guidance and advice on proportions and feather selection.

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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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My top 2 favorite classics are the Durham Ranger because my first classic fly caught Atlantic Salmon was on that pattern...and the Green Highlander because that was the first classic I tried to tie.

You've done the pattern and Pryce-Tannatt proud Doug.
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That is sheer beauty
Doug, that fly places you into a completely different tyers level ... well done my friend !!


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That fly is immaculate! Amazing job, I hope one day to be able to build wings like that.
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Great job. That pattern looks so difficult.

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Looking good, Doug, looking dang good!
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Such a cool looking fly! Well done!
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I want to thank everyone for their kind comments and likes. Most of the credit should go to the many fine tyers on this site that have posted flies and set examples as to where the bar should be set. Don Walker showed me many of the fine points that he was taught by Bill Hunter and others.

George, I appreciate your words of encouragement. Your flies are way up there on the high bar level.

Mike, I don't know if I will ever be on that level, but it is always fun to keep improving with the many examples you have posted.

Spencer-Fishes and Nate, if others can do it- you can do it. The secret is practice and I need it the same as everyone else (sometimes more!).

Gary, your flies have always been at the top of the bar for my examples and I appreciate all of the support you have given me thru the years.

Nick, you have a talent for delicate and sparse tying that I am trying to duplicate. My future posted flies will include some Classic Kings tied on 5/0 XL Blind Eye Hooks, similar to those that I sent to you.

Thanks again,
Doug
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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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I like that you didn't hide that beautiful married wing beneath heavy bronze mallard tenting. Sometimes less is best. Fantastic tying.
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