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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2020, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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When wife asks for Gold and Purple...

Simple hairwing for the missus, until I can get the hang of married wings...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2020, 10:20 AM
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Hi Brian. I bet your wife is a happy woman. Beautiful work sir. Hope your family is well.
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Regal, yet petite. Like a little princess.

I like it!

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You certainly have the hang of hair wings. Nice sleek tag and body proportions. With the purple and gold you have a very royal or regal look. It is suggestive of a religious garment, but a little late for Easter.

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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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WOW--just beautiful! I wish I had your talent.

You could knock em dead around Husky stadium without ever getting it wet.
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hehe, that's a 3/0 princess. My wife is delighted that her "design" is getting compliments Thanks everyone.
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Man, that's a beautiful fly! Really well done.

Even if it is in U of W colors.

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Very nice. I will keep this one on file. Thanks for a peak.

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Saved in my archives as well. What hair did you use for the wing?


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She,s a lady and a fine lady she is
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Very nice design and the "hot spot" up front is brilliant !!


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Saved in my archives as well. What hair did you use for the wing?
I'm almost always partial to arctic fox for hairwings, can't always get the really soft fluffy stuff, but I preen it a lot before tying in and try to use some stiffer underwing and send two wraps behind to help it perk up.
Also stage tight stacked tapers at the tie in point to help keep the bulk down.
Re-positioning the guard hairs in each stack helps too.
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Hope you get to swing that and many others this year. Don't look as if we will get in from Maine for a while. Maybe by fall. Good luck Ivan
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Vibrant colors. Your wife chose well!

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