failtospey· Matt Arciaga
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Last one till next week, gonna give my hands a break.
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Dude glad you like, msg me your address ill either give it to you or if you have bronze mallard of good quality. I can make 12 ' at a time so...i like this a lot, your gut sub is rad. perhaps you would like to trade some of that gut sub for....?
Thanks Buddy! more to come!:saeek:Beautiful body work. Stunning fly!
Its tightly wrapped no doubt, but I do have doubts it would stay tight after a long swim session or a heavy tug. Like its hard to move the tinsels after I'm done but you know what I mean...:saeek:That would be a killer winter pattern for my neck of the woods !!
Great work on the ribbing , body is distinctly tight :smokin:
When I say in hand, that means in my fingers, I'm not confused about that.That is a very nice spey fly.
I have a very strong suspicion you (and some others) are confusing "freestyle", which is a particular style of modern full-dressed salmon fly, and "tied-in-hand", which means tied without a vise through holding the hook between your thumb and middle finger.
Thanks for the response, yes I was using the term loosely, I've been wondering how to list them as. Not being an ass here but any suggestions?Actually - flytyer is correct in the terminology and it is generally accepted that a freestyle pattern is a category (if you will) of salmon flies all in their own. Check out some of the glass bead flies tied by Ronn Lucas Sr. for a good sample. Some other innovative patterns by Steven Fernandez also. Substitutions and variations are just that. But I understood how you where using the term at first glance.
How about this:...any suggestions?
Thanks, much appreciated, i just love tying these things, im going to do the Knox collection but on modern irons like the aj, i just think the patterns have a great look on them, i could be wrong but....How about this:
A bit long, but more or less gets the gist of your tying experience:smokin:. Thanks for sharing.