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Married Wing

Just getting started with married wings, I think this is the first successful one.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 10:45 PM
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Wow, very nice. I have always struggled with married wings, and am very impressed with your early effort.
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very nice,
I was messing around with some feathers this morning
it works kind of a trip ,but...1 thing I did find out is this,if you run out of feather for 1 side and try to use the other side to make up for it ,they don't stick....
so ill have to wait till I can get my hands on matched pairs.
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Beautiful Poppy.
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Hi MJJ

Your first married wing is wonderful and I love the body work.
This hook hard to make it proportion.
I think tail is little bit long for me ( my eyes).
BTW great colors combination I like it.
Thanks for the sharing,post.
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Excellent work, married wings can be quite addictive. I will expect to see a box full at the Idaho Falls show. Fine work my friend.

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Very fine work








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Have you Swung a Spey Fly today ??
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Looks great.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 09:54 PM
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Rather impressive first married wing, and a Kelson wing too boot-one of the most difficult ones to tie well due to the multilayered, 1 or 2 strands at a time marrying sequence.

Two things stick out right away for me that would benefit from some adjustment:

1) The tail is way too long for the Kelson style. Kelson had his tail be not any higher than the wing and his topping tip always touched or nearly touched the tip of the tail.

2) The white-tipped turkey underwing is way too long. It should end even with the ostrich butt. Pryce-Tannat I think gave the best description of underwings when he said the wing on what he called a built-wing fly (i.e. one on which he used an underwing) should have the wing resemble the shingles on a roof with each part overlapping the one beneath it.
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FlyTyer and All,

You are right. I have a long way to go, Kelson and Pryce-Tannat will help instruct me on the way.

Thanks for all constructive criticism I really appreciate it!
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You have very little way to go based upon how well you executed this first married wing fly. A few little adjustments (and I mean very few and they really are small) is all you need to make.
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