You've been able to buy large hooks with the pins for many years now and a hand tied fly (lots of colour) made a great small Christmas Gift for my 'female' staff. Bit limited on the choice of ties as they were going into a Xmas Card. Ear rings were also darned popular.My dad used to make flies like that for my mom to wear on her jacket lapels. Of course, he's afix a pin to the back, and cut off the hook portion (filing the end smooth).
Beautiful tie Matt! You're a very gifted artist!
Hey,To me any fly is better with a good reason (or better yet a good woman) behind it, this one is stellar regardless though. As said above those colors are so vivid and just scream.
One of these days your going to have to show me how you get those amazing heads!