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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2020, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Freestyle flies

So much great tying being posted on here lately it’s been awesome!!! I haven’t been tying at all in last couple weeks mostly because I got myself into another rabbit hole hobby (leather craft) it’s a lot of fun and the stuff I’ve made has all been pretty decent so far! Stay tuned for some cool fly wallets! Anyways here’s one I conjured up the other night and I tried to scale it down to a smaller hook. Crowded the head and the wing got a bit of something going on. Hopefully it will still fish well. Hope everyone is hanging in there! Also included some pictures of the leather stack knife handle I made a few days ago.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2020, 05:47 AM
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They have that predator look,very nice
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2020, 07:13 AM
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Awesome tying Mr. Nickels
The leather wrapped handle is fantastic !! I'm looking forward to seeing your wallets
That wing work is pretty awesome I will add ...


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That’s awesome tying thanks for sharing....nice leather work on the knife too...

I also picked up another hobby during this lockdown - guitar playing. So much time on my hands I thought I why not. It’s been a lot of fun but the calluses on my fingers keep freying the thread while tying.
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At first I thought you reversed one of those pics as it appears you wrapped the body tinsel the opposite way on the second - then I realized they are two different flies. The only issue I see with the crowded head is that a Turle knot might not seat well and you will need to use a non-slip loop or improved clinch to fish it. But so what. Nice ties and fish love black. A bit curious about the knife - do you have to varnish the handle, or is the leather sufficiently waterproof? Cool work. Thanks for posting.
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Great looking flies man! Well done

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