Claret Raider 6/0 (Freestyle)

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by S Fontinalis, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Didnt post this in the classics thread, since its not a classic, just classic style

    So, i've had these big hooks for a while, and today i just had some fun with them.

    Got a nice claret dyed golden pheasant skin and head this past week, and wanted to give them some action.
    Tail, topping, wing and sides are all from the dyed skin.

    Materials as follows.

    Tip Med gold tinsel
    Tag Light olive floss
    Tail Claret dyed topping, veiled with yellow weaver
    Butt Black ostrich
    Rib Large Oval silver
    Hackle 2 Coq de Leon hackles
    Body Yellow, ginger, light olive and dark olive seals fur (the real stuff)
    Throat Claret dyed yellow back feather from golden pheasant skin
    Wing Claret dyed tippets, Golden pheasant, amherst pheasant and kori bustard
    Sides Claret dyed golden pheasant neck feathers
    Claret dyed topping

    Its a bit top heavy, and i'd like the wing to be a better shape

    other than that, i was lashing stuff to the hook as it came to me. The only idea in went into it with was the claret topping and tippets

    Thoughts and or comments most welcome

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  2. kelvin Active Member

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    that thing is crazy
  3. Mark Mercer Member

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    The tag and body are awesome.....nice color combo. Cool!!!