Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by S Fontinalis, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

    Just realized i forgot the topping, but i still think this fly looks good with out it.
    I'll likely retie it with the topping

    Pattern is from Hale, 3rd edition (1930), but is funny how the colors are relevant to current affairs!
    Druggist - Noun
    A pharmacist or retailer of medicinal drugs.

    Hook is vintage 1/0

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  2. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    Oh snap!! Thats purrty!
    Very nicely tied,
    it would be a shame to fish it!

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  3. pittendrigh

    pittendrigh Active Member

    You sure do make a handsome fly
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  4. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    Nice one Eunan!! the wing has great shape and nice floss work. I'm assuming the receipt calls for tippets in strands?
    One thing I'm sure you noticed is the hackle isn't tight against the rib in a couple of spots, I usually don't see those
    things till after I'm done and take a picture of it. Anyway nice job.
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  5. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

    You'd think there was a gap, but there actually isnt. I used a badger hackle dyed yellow for this one, it was the best fit in terms of length and shape, but there was a very narrow black line down the middle, which gives the illusion of a gap! funny how it worked out as i wrapped the hackle with the rotary function on the vise, right tight up against the rib!

    EDIT> actually went back and looked at a big macro image. there is one rib off kilter....eagle eyes, Mark, eagle eyes!

    The recipe just calls for tippets as an underwing, so as a break from the easier back to back i went for strands!
  6. NewTyer1

    NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

    I would love to have one of your works for a shadow box. You do the most beautiful work and very talented.
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  7. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

    if you're seriously interested shoot me a pm.
  8. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    That looks terrible without the topping
    send it to me so I can throw it away for you

    send the retied one to me too I am sure it will look just as terrible
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  9. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Having mastered fly tying, what hobby/pastime are you going to take up next?:D
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  10. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

    Thats some kinda compliment...nearly built a rod this winter, but my heart wasn't in it so i sold the blank...