Mike, what materials are you using for the body of that Mickey Finn? Is that yellow calf tail or buck tail? I keep looking at your fly. Bet she swims nice
Here's the recipe:Mike, what materials are you using for the body of that Mickey Finn? Is that yellow calf tail or buck tail? I keep looking at your fly. Bet she swims nice
Bruce ties his with Argus secondaries.Happy birthday Mike, Sounds like a great day. I think I'm going to steal that fly of Bruce's too, killer looking fly!
Here's the recipe:
Hook: Bartleet (#2 McNeese Blue Heron shown)
Body: Silver Embossed metal tinsel (UNI Medium)
Wing: Lemon yellow arctic fox, then red arctic fox, then lemon yellow arctic fox. Tied in sparse. Pull out under fur from base and discard.
Sides: 4-5 strands of pearl halo-flash
Collar: Finely marked Silver Pheasant (sparse)
Cheeks: JC nails
Arctic Fox is killer wing material, crazy movement. The key is to use it sparingly and discard the under fur from the base (use as dubbing). The fur lines up nicely and it compresses well when you tie it in.
Mike, thank you for sharing this
Thank you my friendHappy belated Mike, I really like that Mickey Finn........ has sort of a Picasse look to it
No Mike - not taking much of a break, just not having to tie salmon/steelhead flies with what I have from you and others here. So many thanks going out.Thank you Vic for the kind words
You are no stranger to fine flies my friend, I've bared witness to your tying, not just viewing here, but some of the exquisite flies you have sent me in the past ... we must exchange again soon my friend.
Speaking of viewing, I have not seen any flies from you in a while. Are you taking a break?? Hopefully not and you can post your work here again!!
Mike: To what 15m heads are you referring (brand and model)? Sounds like what I'm looking for.HAHAHAHA !! Too funny Bruce
I have one of those 15M heads in every size to fit my Meiser rods. Like butter ... rock-star like casting, even better as a fishing tool !! Love the positive turnovers, even with 15ft poly's. However now days it's long mono leaders tapered down to 10lb and 8lb test. Even that big #2 McNeese iron was no match to turnover.
The Gaelforce 15M Equalizer Extended Spey HeadMike: To what 15m heads are you referring (brand and model)? Sounds like what I'm looking for.