December fly salon

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Pat Lat, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    I'll post a pic in the next couple days. Got a hardcore happy hour tonight, so taking pics afterward would be a bad idea :p
     
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  2. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Caddis guys... caddis
     
  3. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    Here is a pic of Pat's Hopper. These things are sweet.

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    Now back to the poopae.
     
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  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    one more bump for submissions before decembers over. I know theres a lot going on this time of year so I figured I had to pick a theme that everyone could come up with a fly for. Tie up your favorite, or pull one out of you box and get a pic posted! otherwise Ill have to choose between porterhaus who was the winner of the month before last, or kelvin who I believe has already won in the past, not that thats a bad thing, I just wanted to have a little more variety.:)
     
  5. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Butch Caddis, size 18.

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  6. Kenneth Yong

    Kenneth Yong Member

    Here's one I use a lot. Quick and easy to tie, no need to keep it neat, the scruffier the better, I think! Sits in the surface film, and works great on Italian spring creeks.

    Hook: Partridge #16
    Thread and tag: Sparton (About a 10/0) Green
    Wing: Elk-hair
    Dubbing: Dark Hare's Mask with guard hairs teased out

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  7. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

    Here's mine...

    It's a larger softhackle in October colors that was proven on late sumer steelhead this past season. Tied on a #8 heavy wire hook. The last photo shows the scale of the fly better.

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  8. Kenneth Yong

    Kenneth Yong Member

    Very nice, Thomas! Especially when seen full-sized.

    Thanks,
    Kenneth
     
  9. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

    My humble submission
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  10. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    Heres mine, nothing too fancy. Brian, that is a sweet fly!

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  11. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    So after lots of staring at all of the submissions, the winner is brian thomas. The creativity, originality and hook choice were second to none in this months salon. thanks all for participating

    What is that hook by the way, and what did you use for the wing pads? It looks damn near irresistable
     
  12. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    very nice tie indeed!
     
  13. Thomas, I like the looks of these. What kind of feather are you using for the hackle on these large soft hackles?

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  14. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

    Hungarian Partridge - some of the stiffer feathers almost on the wing in the shoulder area.
     
  15. Kenneth Yong

    Kenneth Yong Member

    Congratulations, Brian! Very nice fly indeed, and a most worthy winner!

    Regards,
    Kenneth
     
  16. pittendrigh

    pittendrigh Active Member

    Good photo and good fly.
    I shoot my fly photos with a Nikon D7000, 105mm closeup lens and closeup rings. Umbrella strobes from Alien Bees (cheapest out there, and plenty strong enough for flies). I like to use a sky blue background, set far enough back it's never in focus.
     
  17. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    Nice tie Brian. Look forward to this month's salon.
     
  18. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    whats next?
     
  19. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

    Oops ! My bad . I have`nt looked at this thread in awhile . My apologies .

    I`ll get something figured out and posted by the end of the evening .
     
  20. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member



    did this get dropped or am I missing something?

    whats the theme for February?