Boutonnaire

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  1. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    There hasn't been too many flies coming off my vise of late, i've kinda frustrated myself out of tying classics for a while.

    Nonetheless, I was compelled to tie this one for a bloke for his wedding.

    Pretty simple fly.

    The bridesmaids are wearing watermelon colored dresses, so i bought some watermelon dye and dyed up several different feathers etc.

    Pattern is as follows
    Hook Size 2 8xl
    Tag Silver tinsel
    Tail Watermelon Goose Shoulder
    Body Black Wool
    Rib Silver tinsel
    Belly White Bucktail
    Throat Henny Rooster (watermelon)
    WIng While over watermelon saddle hackles
    SHoulder Silver Pheasant
    Cheeks Jungle Cock
    Head Black

    Enjoy.

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  2. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

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    Somehow missed this one Eunan, Nice job and cool idea. The watermelon looks good, almost ibis in color....

    Mark
     
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    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I like it. Of course my opinion and a couple of dollars will get you a beer in most pubs. I like that pink color and am thinking the summer runs might also. Mix in some red and white and you could have a killer. This one seems to have all the colors.

    But then again, and there is always that ugly but, my opinion is nothing compared to what the fish's opinion might be.

    Thanks for sharing the eye candy.
     
  4. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Good grief. The use of fly patterns as wedding boutonnières has become quite popular. I wasn't into flyfishing when I was married so, because I'm allergic to carnations, I wore a plastic flower. Fly patterns are way cooler.

    Great look'n pin!
     
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