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Old 12-01-2018, 09:39 PM
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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.


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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.

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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.


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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

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Now what a start to the New Year, beautiful as always Mark, 11 more months to go, can't wait...
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A very nice selection of fully dressed salmon flies Mark up to your usual high standard. They are a joy to look at.
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Thanks colinc1978, brown troot and Alban.

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Thanks taffy1 yes they're breeding again, can't seem to stop the bu**ers.
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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....
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Lovely job yet again.
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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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