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Baron...Pryce-Tannatt Version

Been on a classic kick lately and since I haven't tied this pattern in a while I decided to give it a go with the real materials this time, except for the Jay throat. Those feathers are too small for this hook so I used McLain's dyed grizzly saddle sub.

I've done 2 different positions with the wing...see photos..and I can't decide which I prefer. I'll probably make up my mind when I put it in its storage box.

The hook is a Eugene Sunday size 3/0 1XL Milward. Just though the shape and proportions fit the pattern.

Thanks for looking folks................
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WOW George !!
You knocked this one way out of the park


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You mastered this pattern... beautiful job.


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beautiful job George, i prefer the top wing position, cameron
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Wow, another great job of tying, George. I agree with Cameron and choose the top wig position.

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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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That’s a tuff act to follow for classic salmon fly guys.(not that I know anything about them!)🤪
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Fantastic job George...sheesh, that's good!
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tips up for me.
but to be fair I was born after the first world war.

others, as we know, will only beg to differ... regardless of their hatchings.

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Thank you all gentlemen for your wonderful compliments...just boosts the ego a bit :-)

Hate to disagree Shawn...but it is picture #1 that was the final wing position when the fly went into its storage box.

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great... you've ruined another building*.

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That's it, I'm getting shirts for all my fellow tying rebels in the "Tips Down" movement !!





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We're living in a world that seems to have gone mad...and you guys sure have a way of making all of the insanity go away.

Well done boys...well done!!!
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Wow, beautiful fly right there!!

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Wonderfully tied, George!


So as a matter of classic flytying definitions, you might have to clarify for me in regards to "tips up" versus "tips down".

As I understand it in tying circles, "tips down" is defined as the left side of the feather should be tied on the far side of a wing and the right side of the feather is applied on the near side of the wing (the natural curvature of the feather should be followed without manipulation). This technique is most commonly seen in vintage flies.

"Tips up" would be the left side of the feather tied on the near side of the wing whilst the right side of the feather goes on the far side of the wing (this technique requires manipulation of the feather to give its desired artistic shape - most commonly seen in the 1990s-style type of married wing flies).

I only want to clarify because fly nomenclature can get lost if there are not more clear definitions (i.e. Spey flies = Dee flies = Intruders = tubes = all are spey flies because we use a spey rod).

Lastly, I dig the wing in the top photo (the veilings look superbly placed too).

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I think in this case the tips up or down thing is strictly the appearance of the wing as I've preened it for looks only. The fly was tied in the modern tips up position because it was tied for show not for fishing. Had I tied it for fishing it would have been done in the more traditional tips down style...as in left side of the feather on the far side of the wing, etc. That being said, the modern tips up wing installation and the need for material manipulation teaches useful and beneficial tying techniques for use in more that just classic salmon flies. While I've tied these flies both ways...I prefer tying them tips up.
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