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    There’s a storm coming... (Arkle, Wingman?)

    yep, the Mk1 was rushed when I wasn’t feeling well and looked it and so was stripped back to the tag! Back to feeling rubbish again though:cautious:
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    There’s a storm coming... (Arkle, Wingman?)

    I know that feeling although I'm in self isolation and so restricted pretty much to the bedroom. An old baby changing unit is now on one wall for fly tying and a bed table for breakfast is my office desk! Gotta get my priorities right :rolleyes: I have to say that tying classics is more...
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    There’s a storm coming... (Arkle, Wingman?)

    Body number 2. Much happier with this one :giggle: Just the winging to go - how hard can it be:unsure: I think that can wait until tomorrow!
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    There’s a storm coming... (Arkle, Wingman?)

    Very useful it was too John. (y)
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    Matt Hayes Corona fishing tales

    Thanks, I was looking at his personal rather than business page that I forgot he had!
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    Matt Hayes Corona fishing tales

    Just reading through the posts and saw this. Where is he streaming as it’s the first I’ve heard of it! Thanks for flagging it. EDIT: just checked his FB page and can’t see it mentioned there!
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    There’s a storm coming... (Arkle, Wingman?)

    Thanks Sebastian. With my inexperience in this discipline I’m struggling to visualise the finished fly part way through and so all advice is welcomed! It might well be the lack of that extra turn that’s bugging me as it’s definitely not got a lot of presence!
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    There’s a storm coming... (Arkle, Wingman?)

    For my next classic I decided to try a Thunder and Lightning. I just can’t decide on the throat length though and so I’m after some advice (again!). I’ve tried it longer so it nearly touches the hook point as in many images I’ve seen but it looks unbalanced. I’ve tried it shorter like here...
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    Stockpiling flytying materials

    Would that be those new, waterproof, rubber ones by any chance :ROFLMAO:
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    Stockpiling flytying materials

    I’ve got some stripped quills you can have for £350. I think there’s two left in the packet :p
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    Monnow Social 2020

    Don’t you mean as pickled as a newt ?!
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    MRA Auction XIII Lot 53: One kg of biltong

    Absolutely. I've munched enough of it at the social and so about time I paid my way!!
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    Salmon (Classic) Flies where do I begin?

    Ah okay, its because you had classic in the post title. For contemporary salmon flies I'd suggest the cascade (great fish catcher and a relatively easy tie), shrimp patterns such as Ally's shrimp, curry's red, Usk grub and many more - a bit more challenging (but you can live without jungle...
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    Salmon (Classic) Flies where do I begin?

    I'll second the Arkle equivalent of a psychiatrists couch! John has been a big help in starting my journey after a previous aborted start a few years ago. Wingman likewise. My top tips: Drool over some good classics and tell yourself that's your end point. Do not fall into the trap of...
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    Baron variant.

    Looks great to me and love the attention to detail like the horns lining up perfectly with the rib of the cheek.
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