Trio of salmon flies.

wingman

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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
 

baca157

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Another cracking set Mark. You’ve been busy! Beautifully tied.

Is that Piper’s silk on that Sherbrook body? Did you tie it on straight from the bobbin?

I must get out of the slacker corner and finish the Green Highlander I started a month ago.

Cheers,
Sebastian
 

wingman

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Another cracking set Mark. You’ve been busy! Beautifully tied.

Is that Piper’s silk on that Sherbrook body? Did you tie it on straight from the bobbin?

I must get out of the slacker corner and finish the Green Highlander I started a month ago.

Cheers,
Sebastian

Thanks Sebastian yes that's blue Pipers silk on the Sherbrook. I found it better for the tag work than the body as I didn't realise just how less broad than the Danvilles it is so I wound a load of it onto an empty bobbin and used the bobbin holder which made things a little less awkward although it still took a while but not a bad result. Looking forward to seeing this long awaited Highlander.
 

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Thanks Sebastian yes that's blue Pipers silk on the Sherbrook. I found it better for the tag work than the body as I didn't realise just how less broad than the Danvilles it is so I wound a load of it onto an empty bobbin and used the bobbin holder which made things a little less awkward although it still took a while but not a bad result. Looking forward to seeing this long awaited Highlander.

I wondered how you did with Piper’s for the body. It’s much finer than other flosses, almost like a flat thread. I don’t think I would have the patience to build bodies from it.

Will resume work on the Highlander tomorrow:thumbs:

Cheers,
Sebastian
 

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I wondered how you did with Piper’s for the body. It’s much finer than other flosses, almost like a flat thread. I don’t think I would have the patience to build bodies from it.

Will resume work on the Highlander tomorrow:thumbs:

Cheers,
Sebastian

It's very fine floss I agree but I couldn't get away with that stretch floss stuff so I find this to work quite well. I don't bother tying lengths of floss in to make the taper but rather just do it by eye as I go, similar to doing a rather long tag in other words.:rolleyes::D
 
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