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Beautiful body work. Stunning fly!
 

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That would be a killer winter pattern for my neck of the woods !!
Great work on the ribbing , body is distinctly tight :smokin:


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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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
When I say in hand, that means in my fingers, I'm not confused about that.
And ill leave the semantics of freestyle or whatever for you to determine, its my free expressive style of old style bodies on new shaped irons and materials.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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?
 

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...any suggestions?
How about this:

"A-really-great-tie-that-will-no-doubt-get-a-pull-even-if-it's-not-me-because-I-give-away-my-flies-to-other-lucky-chaps"

A bit long, but more or less gets the gist of your tying experience:smokin:. Thanks for sharing.
 

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How about this:

"A-really-great-tie-that-will-no-doubt-get-a-pull-even-if-it's-not-me-because-I-give-away-my-flies-to-other-lucky-chaps"

A bit long, but more or less gets the gist of your tying experience:smokin:. Thanks for sharing.
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....
 
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