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  1. wingman

    Cdc Wet Mayfly

    That's a beauty Grahame.
  2. wingman

    Its been a while,

    Hooray Silversedge is back! Welcome back Wullie we've missed your flies so much and two belters there. ;)
  3. wingman

    Gold Barron

    You'd be far better using Pintail Sebastian as it's a good bit longer but nigh on impossible to get hold of just now and certainly not in the UK. Mainly in the US but don't think they're allowed to ship it here or maybe certain suppliers don't. Sounds like a tall order using Teal for the wing at...
  4. wingman

    Gold Barron

    Grahame you can tie them any way you like as far as I'm concerned and I'm sure I've mentioned that before. If you like the golden rain effect then go for it and I must admit I still tie flies with toppings like that now and again but mostly on larger flies like size 5/0 or 6/0 as it's more...
  5. wingman

    Gold Barron

    Super skills on this one Grahame. I'm interested to know where you got the dressing from as the only source I could find was that it was mentioned in Brown's catalogue. I've tied the Baron and Blue Baron in the past so it would be nice to have a go at this sometime. You don't have to give the...
  6. wingman

    Source for feathers etc.?

    I think he's probably generalising and mostly referring to people who are already fairly proficient at tying fully dressed stuff and not those just setting off. They would be a good place to start for someone like yourself if that's what you're planning to do as well as the Durham Ranger as I...
  7. wingman

    Source for feathers etc.?

    As Andrew mentioned above it's not to complexed and if you can tie it reasonably well then you've covered the basics of a fully dressed salmon fly bar tying in the main wing. If you're intending to learn to tie fully dressed salmon flies then the DR is nearly always par for the course as a...
  8. wingman

    Source for feathers etc.?

    Hi Pete that's good to hear that you're having a go at the salmon flies. Are you talking about fully dressed salmon flies or just the hair wing type of flies as the Jorgensen book is for fully dressed stuff correct me if I'm wrong. You can get a lot of stuff from Cookshill if you mean the former...
  9. wingman

    Mar Lodge

    Nice work Sean pleased to see you still hanging in there.
  10. wingman

    Queen of Spring

    Of course he will he's a top bloke.;) Just send him a message via Facebook that you're interested in being part of the Green Highlander project and he'll ask for your address and details etc. It is scary a bit but just do your best and from what I've seen of your tying you have nothing to worry...
  11. wingman

    Queen of Spring

    Thanks lipslicker. Yes all made completely by hand, the guy is a very skilled craftsman. Wouldn't like to guess how many he turns out every week but they are works of art in themselves. The one I have I won't tie on as it's a thing to be admired in it's own right and it has gold leaf on it. Well...
  12. wingman

    Queen of Spring

    You should sign up for Yasuhiro Ogasawara's Green Highlander project on Facebook Sebastian, you'll get two hooks at whatever size you want. You tie a Green Highlander on one and send it back to him and you get to keep the other hook. His hooks are worth around £50 each from what I've heard and I...
  13. wingman

    Queen of Spring

    Oh aye I can see it now I thought it was the light catching but easily done and why I don't really tie on 30 quid hooks. I think the blued type of hooks are how they originally produced them back in the day and gives the flies a nice authentic look and I think Matt Bagshaw uses them quite a lot...
  14. wingman

    Queen of Spring

    Top job and really nice shape Sebastian and no easy fly to tie I can tell thee. I really like this even though it's been sitting around in the vice. I take it that's a Cosimo Raia hook then and it obviously brought out the best in your tying. Not being happy usually means that you've spotted...
  15. wingman

    Your starter for 10.

    Sunday afternoon armchair viewing :D maybe you were out hunting Grayling or something Sebastian. Anyway will have to do a fly swap with you sometime if I can find a decent hook that is.:rolleyes:
  16. wingman

    Your starter for 10.

    Sorry taffy1. Sounds like you knew the answer. Maybe another one about the same time next year. ;
  17. wingman

    Nunwick, Red Tag & Eve's Fancy.

    Some good points there Sebastian and seems pretty logical on the face of it and the materials will be reflecting the light differently due to them being embedded in the resin. I would like to see some examples of fully dressed salmon flies that have been done just to give an idea of the...
  18. wingman

    Your starter for 10.

    Three and a half to four hours I'd say Gerry. It was based on the Black Watch tartan as I remember, the wing in particular at least.
  19. wingman

    Your starter for 10.

    :D You were so close Skinner and I thought you had me and time was running out but I had an inkling someone was going to get it. Good fun though all the same.
  20. wingman

    Your starter for 10.

    Nice one gerry_tweedie well done again. That sounds really painful so pleased it gave you some relief for a little while anyway hope it clears up. :)
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