Claret Jay 3/0 Kelson

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Mercer, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Mark Mercer Member

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    Finished this one last night and thought I'd post it. Pretty happy with it but it does have a few
    things I'd like to have done better, but it will have to do, at least for now. A difficult pattern due to the number of materials on it but I think it turned out OK... Hope you enjoy it.....

    Mark
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  2. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Nice one Mark. For darker wings I typically use twice as many turkey/bustard/golden peasant as I do dyed or turkey.

    Beautiful fly none the less.

    Eunan
  3. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Eunan, I think I might redo the wing if I can find some more BM large enough to work. It needs a darker wing for sure. I'm going to put very little color in it this time. I really liked the body on this one so I think it might be worth it...

    Mark