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The one on top is my first attempt at the pattern. The herl-butt covers a tie-off at the tag that I allowed to build up too much which in-turn created a large tie-in for the tail. Instead of scraping there, I decided to finish then give it another go. Other than the naturals and the tinsel in these two, the materials started off as white, then either hot pink and purple, or lemon. The crimson and fiery brown are simply shades of red, and a mix of orange and brown. The bright orange of the shoulders are yellow and red to approximate the bright orange of the CoR feathers. Finally Kingfisher Blue for the cheeks. Over-all I'm pleased with the turn out of both. They look like a good choice for slightly tinted water on a bright day and should do well later this fall. They are far from correct but that is something to work towards. Originally I was looking into the Ranger patterns and as it turns out the Parsons actually predate those - so here they are.

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Very nice!! The O.P. is my all time favorite classic fly pattern. Excellent job, especially on the bottom one.
 

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Thank you gentlemen. The Parson series certainly are beautiful patterns and I think the Steelhead are deserving of the effort also.

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Vic , love your style !!
You have a way of making the materials flow from head to tail :smokin:
Super sexy and super sleek tying !!


Mike
 
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