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  1. wingman

    Your starter for 10.

    Just a little bit of fun for a change and a little poser or maybe more a test of memory. I tied this fly about three years ago and posted it on here sometime around New Year, you might remember seeing it you might not. I also included the name of the fly on the pic but I have erased it from the...
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    Nunwick, Red Tag & Eve's Fancy.

    A set of three for the North Tyne and published in Kelson's Tips. The Nunwick named after Nunwick Hall the home of the Allgood family was originated by the Rev. James Allgood as was the Red Tag and the Eve's Fancy was originated by M. Eve Allgood. All tied at size 2/0. Nunwick. Tag - oval...
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    Randolf & Butterman/Golden Olive.

    Meant to post these the other day but a bit behind with the household chores and fly tying unfortunately aint one of them. The Randolf is taken from the Farlows book and is more or less a Baron with a purple tag and Gallina instead of Jay for the throat. The Butterman/Golden Olive is a nice...
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    Bonnie Captain Gordon & Torrish.

    Two more flies of late a Bonnie Captain Gordon from Grimble and a Torrish from Pryce-Tannatt. The BCG is a simple straightforward little pattern which are my favourite kinds of flies to tie rather than the more fussier ones. I always think it's what you leave out rather than put in and most...
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    Dusty Miller.

    I think I've only tied this once before as I recollect so second time around for the Dusty Miller. This is the Veniard version which would be the Pryce-Tannatt version if it had horns. White Tip Turkey tail is not my favourite feather to work with but luckily few patterns use it as an under wing...
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    Benchill.

    Well this Benchill (Malloch version) must be the first fly I've tied in over 6 month so still some rust to come off yet. I was short of quite a few materials which I've managed to get over the last few week. Still short of a nice JC cape which seem very thin on the ground lately particularly the...
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    Childers, Juno & Fiery Brown.

    Here's three of my latest flies a Childers (Kelson) size 2/0, Juno (Traherne) size 7/0 and a Fiery Brown (Pryce Tannatt) size #1 although tied with an Ostrich herl butt by mistake as it shouldn't have one my fault for doing the dressing from my head.:rolleyes: Dressings to add. Thanks...
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    Classic Salmon Fly Tutorial - Preparing Wood Duck & Teal sides.

    Another quickie SBS this time for preparing Wood Duck and Teal sides ready for tying in. You'll see in a lot of dressings (particularly Pryce-Tannatt ones) that it asks for Wood Duck & Teal sides to be married. The following SBS is one way of doing it but there's also another way (I'll...
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    Shannon, Summer No.2.

    Here's something you don't see everyday and the second of my recent topping winged flies the Shannon, Summer No.2 from Edward Fitzgibbon (AKA Ephemera). It's tied on a Nicholay out barb hook, a design that never really took off thankfully. This is a copy that was sent to me by Italian hook maker...
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    Goldfinch.

    The Goldfinch (Malone version) one of the very few topping winged flies I tie mainly because they're pretty testing to tie as you have to get the topping stems to sit directly on top of one another and they can be prone to movement as you tie in each one consecutively. So there's some...
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    Killarney Pet, Red Eye & Saghoug.

    Just messing about on these small Allcock hooks to see what I can or can't get away with, From left Killarney Pet (Courtney), Red Eye (Malone) & Saghoug (Sandeman). All tied at size #1. Killarney Pet. Tag - oval silver tinsel & red floss. Tail - GP topping, Barred Wood Duck and GP...
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    John Campbell & Tom Tickler.

    A couple tied over the last few days, John Campbell (Wright) and Tom Tickler (Tolfrey Select No.14), size 3/0 and 1/0 respectively. The JC is in the more modern style while the TT is in an earlier style. Tail - GP topping. Tag - oval silver tinsel and orange floss. Butt - Ostrich herl. Body -...
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    Three recent salmon flies.

    After a few weeks break from tying due to this and that I've dug the vice out again to hopefully get some half decent flies tied. From left in the pic is a Popham (Pennell), Carnegie (Kelson) and bottom is a small Gordon Ranger of which I can find no originator.. Both the former tied at 2/0 and...
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    Trio of salmon flies.

    A few more flies from the past day or two. From left a Claret Parson (Hardy), Claret Jay (Pryce-Tannatt) and Sherbrook (Pryce-Tannatt). All tied at size 2/0. Dressings to add. Thanks for looking. cheers mark
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    Another quartet of salmon flies.

    A few more offerings to the Gods of the dark throne.:D Clockwise from top left; Dunkeld (Pryce-Tannatt), Silver Grey (Veniard), Silver Wilkinson (Veniard) and Childers (Fishing Gazette 1886). All tied at size 2/0. Dressings still to add (after I've added the ones from the last lot:omg:)...
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    A small Autumnal set.

    Just a few more of late tied on some nice eyed Mustad hooks I had laying about which make a nice alternative to tying on gut eyed hooks. Flies are clockwise from top left; Napoleon (Hardy), Fiery Brown (Veniard), Golden Olive (Veniard) and Yellow Doctor of which I can't find a name for the...
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    Major Murdoch & Caroline.

    Three more flies of late. A Lady Caroline Spey fly, a Major from Tolfrey (Jones's Guide to Norway) and a Murdoch (built wing). The Lady Caroline's tied on a big old Dee hook I stripped an old spey off and is also fully gutted right along the hook shank using the same silk gut that was on it...
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    Hempseed & Black Dog.

    Not tied one of these Hempseed's (Kelson) for ages so long overdue. This is big for me as I'm used to tying on much smaller hooks which I find much easier for some reason. Also the small Black Dog I tied the other day. Tied at 6/0 and 1/0 respectively. Tag - oval silver tinsel & yellow...
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    Lemon & Blue.

    Found a bit more time to have a mess around at the vice again so tied this Lemon & Blue which is basically the Pryce-Tannatt version but without the herl head which then makes it the Veniard version, oh it gets complicated these salmon flies.:rolleyes: Also tied a wee Black Dog on a 1/0 which I...
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    Classic Salmon Fly Tutorial - Tying a Rogan style salmon fly.

    Thought I'd put together a short SBS on how to tie a Rogan style salmon fly bearing in mind I've only ever tied one once before this so it's also an exercise for me putting one together again. Now there are variations on how to tie them but this gives a general idea of how it goes. I could...
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