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I decided to condense all these (and future) patterns to one thread that I’ll update. Today’s pattern was the Golden Olive. A bit different from the previous underwing structure. I used the other Jay feather that I found while mowing, a bit long in length but it is what it is at this point.

Artificial fly Bait Fishing bait Arthropod Natural material

Hand Pollinator Butterfly Insect Arthropod

Insect Arthropod Amber Wood Gold


The previous patterns
Natural material Bait Electric blue Magenta Fishing bait

Insect Arthropod Pest Wing Pollinator

Insect Arthropod Artificial fly Pest Landscape

Liquid Pest Feather Electric blue Invertebrate
 

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I accidentally skipped the black hawthorn but here is today’s effort. The Jock Scott. I’ve never tied one before. I tried to adhere to the original description with 1/3 yellow 2/3 black silk on the body. I reduced the number of fibers in the wing to 1-2 per slip since there is a lot going on with this on a size 2.
Insect Arthropod Plant Beetle Pollinator

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Silver doctor. I’ve tried twice to tie off the ostrich butt and basically start the body in the same wrap. I must be clipping the end too short because this is the 2nd one I’ve had unravel that I’ve noticed after mounting the wing. I’m tying all of these twice so more notes for the 2nd time around.
Water Insect Arthropod Sky Pest

Insect Liquid Arthropod Feather Invertebrate
 

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Beauty Steve!
Those are so, so tricky... and so frustrating when things unravel or let go..... This set of yours is amazing.

Just a thought, but maybe run the herl end forward under a smooth thread underbody to lock it down... then go back smoothly again as you tie in the tinsel, floss etc for the body? 🤷‍♂️
That’s what I had done in the past but was trying to keep things simple. I think you’re right and that’s what needs to be done from now on.
 

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I guess there is lots of different ways to approach a problem/challenge.... Each seems to have advantages and disadvantages...

I am a huge fan of your work...
You’re definitely correct, especially if that’s how you’re wrapping butts. I’ve been looking at your photos and trying to learn from you!
 

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Claret and Black hackle
Insect Arthropod Artificial fly Fishing lure Pest


Nap time was still going on for Charlie so I decided to take a few photos of all patterns so far
Food Seafood Ingredient Recipe Staple food

Pollinator Insect Aircraft Arthropod Yellow


This has really been fun. I’ve got 8 more to go to finish all of the Ballyshannon District patterns. At first glance many of them look similar but once you look closer the wing structures change. Very cool stuff.
 

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They look just brilliant Steve..... Anmazing project...

Are you "only" doing the Ballyshannon patterns? 😜🤣
What about the Sligo and Letterkenny Rogan flies?!
We need to see more of this! Ha
Whooooboooy! I cant keep up with your Rogans! Mind-boggling work. Really impressive.
Oh man ... these are juicy :love:


Mike
Thanks guys!
To answer the question, I will end up getting into the Letterkenny patterns and then some from Hi-regan. This is all for a project designed to fill a 35 slot wallet so I’ll have to tally up how many that leaves me with.

Today’s effort was the Olive & Claret. I’m starting to streamline things more into what I feel would fish better and I think this kinda shows that.
Artificial fly Bait Fishing bait Feather Fishing lure
 
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