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    Default First four of the year.

    Haven't really been able to get much tying time the past week or so and running low on some stuff but managed to fit a few in between the mayhem. The Butcher is from Pryce-Tannatt and Charlie is from Dundas. The other two are tied at size #3 in the traditional mixed wing style or as close as anyway. (Lemon Grey from Pryce-Tannatt & Tom Tickler from Tolfrey select No.14). Butcher at size 4/0 and Charlie size 3/0. Dressings still to add (when I get a spare half an hour ).

    Butcher.




    Tag - oval silver tinsel and yellow floss.
    Tail - GP topping and Blue Chatterer (subbed with Kingfisher).
    Butt - Ostrich herl.
    Body - equal sections of fiery brown, pale blue, claret & dark blue Seal's fur.
    Hackle - dark claret or black cock hackle.
    Ribs - flat silver tinsel and oval silver tinsel.
    Throat - lemon cock hackle under Guinea Fowl hackle.
    Underwings - GP tippets covered with GP breast feathers and strips of Teal.
    Wings - Goose dyed yellow, orange, scarlet & blue. GP tail, Bustard, Bronze Mallard and GP topping over.
    Cheeks - Blue Chatterer (subbed with Kingfisher).
    Horns - Blue & Yellow Macaw.



    Tom Tickler.

    Tag - oval silver tinsel and light blue floss.
    Tail - GP topping.
    Butt - Ostrich herl.
    Body - yellow floss and red pigs wool under shoulder.
    Hackle - red cock hackle.
    Rib - flat gold tinsel.
    Throat - Guinea Fowl.
    Wings - mixed strands of GP tippet, Mallard, Teal, Guinea Fowl, Bustard, Green Parrot, Red Macaw (both latter subbed with dyed Goose) & GP tail.
    Sides - Kingfisher.
    Horns - Blue Macaw.
    Head - Ostrich herl.


    Lemon Grey.

    Tag - oval silver tinsel and golden floss.
    Tail - GP topping and Indian Crow (Indian Crow sub used).
    Butt - Ostrich herl.
    Body - Grey Seal's fur, Grey Squirrel or Silver Monkey (Seal's fur used).
    Hackle - Grizzle cock hackle.
    Ribs - oval silver tinsel.
    Throat - lemon cock hackle.
    Wings - GP tippet strands, Goose dyed green, yellow & orange, Bustard, Florican Bustard, GP tail and Bronze Mallard.
    Sides - married thin sections of Teal and Barred Wood Duck.
    Head - Ostrich herl.



    Charlie.




    Tag - oval silver tinsel & light blue floss.
    Tail - GP topping.
    Body - equal sections of yellow & black Seal's fur.
    Hackle - black cock hackle over black.
    Ribs - oval silver tinsel.
    Throat - Jay or Guinea Fowl dyed blue (Jay used).
    Wings - GP tippet fibres veiled with married GP tail, Teal, dark Mottled Turkey, Bustard, Peacock Wing, Goose dyed yellow, red & light blue with Bronze Mallard over.
    Cheeks - Blue Chatterer.
    Horns - Blue Macaw.



    Tying time for Butcher approx 4.5 hours, Tom Tickler & Lemon Grey approx 2 hours each and Charlie approx 4 hours. All including wing prep.



    Thanks for looking.

    cheers

    mark
    Last edited by wingman; 15-01-2018 at 02:58 PM.

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    Default Re: First four of the year.

    Works of art as always.


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    Now what a start to the New Year, beautiful as always Mark, 11 more months to go, can't wait...
    There's more to life than just fishing....but I ignore them.

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    Default Re: First four of the year.

    Class work mate First four of the year..

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    Default Re: First four of the year.

    A very nice selection of fully dressed salmon flies Mark up to your usual high standard. They are a joy to look at.
    You must lose a fly to catch a trout. George Herbert

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    Default Re: First four of the year.

    Thanks colinc1978, brown troot and Alban.

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    Now what a start to the New Year, beautiful as always Mark, 11 more months to go, can't wait...
    Thanks taffy1 yes they're breeding again, can't seem to stop the bu**ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    ............
    Thanks taffy1 yes they're breeding again, can't seem to stop the bu**ers.
    Spring can't be far off then, I'd love to find that nest they're in....
    There's more to life than just fishing....but I ignore them.

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    Default Re: First four of the year.

    Lovely job yet again.

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    Thanks ausie12013.

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    Outstanding again Mark. As others have said, your work should be published. Have you ever thought of making a YouTube video (edited!) so that we can see how you tie one of these?

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