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This is tied on a size 2 hook for the FFC wallets. Some variations were taken. Rib is blue silk w the tinsel. theres a tuft of blue dubbing at the front.



Wing is done as such: Tippet and GP tail in strands for underwing, the next wing was the colors green, blue, and yellow married with bustard and tied on right side feather slips in front.(upside down of the modern way) the top wing is bustard and blue goose because silver and blue were the colors i wanted to accentuate.(also tied upside down)

Side is wood duck married to vulturine guinea with JC just under that.
Roof is mallard
horns are macaw
Head is fine trimmed seals fur.


Topping and tail don;t make me super happy. I likd the tail, but it forced me to pick a topping shape i wasn't as fond of. I think it still works for display or fishing.

Lots of new techniques in the dressing, lots of fun to tie.
 

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Beauty, Zill. And what's that sinister looking hook?
I know right? its a partridge Michael Frodin hook. It comes eyed, but I trimmed the eye away. Its a hard hook to match proportions, thats why i had to try. I like that I can tie on different hooks. that bit of tying is fun for me.
 

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That's a sweet fly Matt, I really dig it. My eye says shorter horns but as you know I'm just a noob. Nice tying buddy.
 

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That's a sweet fly Matt, I really dig it. My eye says shorter horns but as you know I'm just a noob. Nice tying buddy.
I agree with this. i wanted longer horns on purpose, but these got too long. I tried to put a curve in them to match the wing, but I'm not that grown up yet. :chuckle:
 

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Beautiful fly, that wing will POP in the water!!!
 

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A real beauty there!! ;)


Mike
 
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