Butcher 3/0 Kelson

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Mercer, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Mark Mercer Member

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    port orchard, wa
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    My first attempt at a Butcher, Kelson's version. Been working on it over the last week and finally finished it, Yeah!! Hope you like it... Thanks for looking.

    Mark DSCN2298.JPG DSCN2292.JPG
  2. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    Somewhere Near Selah, WA
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    that's incredible, wow!
  3. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Des Moines
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    awesome colors on that one
  4. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Yelm, WA, USA.
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    Stunning, Mark. Nice that you show both sides, most tyers don't.
  5. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks guy's, there's still some things I need to work on and the picture isn't very good color wise, the first color (seal fur) is really light claret, but it looks purple in the photo, something else I need to work on.
  6. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Yes, also if you look at the bottom picture and zoom in there is a single hackle barb right above the hook point that is slightly askew. Boy do you have a long way to go.:rolleyes:
  7. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks for pointing that out Pat, I can't believe I missed that one.......It has now been taken care off.:)
  8. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Western Washington, Puget Sound area
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    Mark,
    I have held off posting a comment on your Butcher 3/0 Kelson because I didn't quite know how to go about mentioning the fly's shortcomings lest I be called "picky".:) Thankfully, Pat stepped up and had the fortitude to do so thus making it easy for the rest of us. :) That errant hackle barb really grated on me.
    Such a beautiful tie. Thanks Mark.
    Jack
  9. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Jack, as I was reading your post I was preparing myself for a list of things I'd done wrong..... I was happy to hear it was just that errant barb, sounds like it was not liked by alot of folks.:)
    Mark