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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-02-2020, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Boredom strikes again, Lord Iris variation

Today is the longest I've sat down and tied in a while, it feels good to get back into the swing of it. I'm catching up on my lack of posting today for sure This Lord Iris variation was a fun one, a great way to practice married wings. Unfortunately I'm down to the dregs of my goose shoulder, so the wing looks a little ratty, but hopefully the fish don't mind. Rather than use furnace hackle for the underwing, I decided to use up some of the long flank feathers from a JC cape that still had some characteristics of the nails. Thanks for looking!

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Oh yeah...That will turn some heads! Well played.

Killer GP, too.
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Excellent tying !!
You have proportioned the tail and wing perfectly ... nicely balanced and very pleasing to the angler's eye
I really like the hook you chose too ... kind of old school steelhead.


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Thanks Adrian. I got real lucky with that GP tail, they needed no steaming or anything when I received them. Barb length is great too, I believe they could comfortably fit a 6/0.

Much appreciated Mike! There's double the amount of fibers in the wing than tail, I was hoping it would have that balancing effect. The hook is nothing special, a Daiichi 2220 but I think it fits the pattern well.
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