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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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a glen grant

Here is my first attempt at this fly. There is much to improve on, but its a start.
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Feel very confident in your accomplishment ...... very well done !!!

I would lengthen the teal overlay to about 3/4 of the wing .










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Thanks Mike. I agree on the teal. I did not have any long enough, but decided to finish the fly anyway. Also, the head should be tied with 3 wraps of wool instead of the whole head, but I will fish it the same.
Still need practice.
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Nicely done!
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Once again another stunner!! You guys set the bar uber high!!!!

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Nicely done. Getting the jungle cock main wing to sit right is a challenge for most.

There are three things I'd change:

1) I'd shorten the jungle cock wing so it ends at 1/2 up the tail. This will better ballance the fly.

2) I'd make the teal a lot longer. I prefer this fly to have the teal go right out to the end of the jungle cock and envelope about 1/4th of the top edge of the jungle cock in the manner of a bronze mallard roof on a married wing.

3) Make the yellow dubbing head shorter, more like the size of a dubbed butt from a married wing classic.

Don't get me wrong. This is a well-tied fly that would be superb with the small adjustments suggested.
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Mighty fine Hitcher...mighty fine indeed

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I like this 1 very much

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Now that's a CRACKING tie, Like this pattern very much.

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