Catching up to the PROS!!

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    Got bored on duty so I went for the gold!!!! My first Atlantic Salmon Fly!!!! Tied this up on a MUSTAD Size 10 94840. I think in this size I will use it for trout...

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    There may be one or two flaws in my design, but hey it looks good from this angle..
     
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    Same fly, but I adjusted the feathers to show the tail..
     
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    Thanks for the tips and the website. I was just guessing at most of what I was tying. I googled a few flies and pieced together what you see. I wish the website would have listed the hooks size used. And I wish I knew how in the world everyone gets there feathers so perfect.. Mine came off the bird pelt all twisted and mangled. I read that steam could be used to help with this but I am on duty right now and didn't have any available LOL
     
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    James, if you're interested in learning the classics here's a site, one of many, that have the old books online by the masters. There is no better way to learn to tie them as by reading these. Kelson's 'The Salmon Fly' is a good place to start. Best of luck and just keep tying.
    Mark

    http://nwflytyer.wordpress.com/classic-books/
     
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