Fenian T.E. Pryce-Tannatt AJ 3/0

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Mercer, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Mark Mercer Member

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    I thought this one had a neat color combo, so I gave it a try. Wing is a little big for the hook, but not too bad and I used a hook I've tied on before which was a mistake....I didn't realize the hook was
    so bad before I tied it...Oh well. I'm running low on some things, I guess I'll have to stock up.
    It's a Irish pattern and I found it interesting. Hope you like it
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    Here's the other side....just so you know I don't tie on just one side of the hook. Ha!
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  2. GAT Active Member

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    I keep telling you guys, if you're going to continue to tie defective Atlantic Salmon fly patterns you may as well send them to me. Hell, I'll even pay the postage! :)

    Okay, so what's wrong with the hook? You guys are a bit like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory... kind'a nit-picky.. :p
  3. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    That's a real beauty, Mark. I could have used it on the Satsop yesterday.:eek:
    Jack
  4. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Gene and Jack for the nice comments.

    Gene, if you look closely behind the tag you can see where the old tag was, just doesn't look too good and I should have seen it.

    Jack, from the pictures of the steelhead you caught yesterday.....you certainly didn't needed it. Nice one!
  5. TD Active Member

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    You guys tie some beautiful flies. Thanks for posting them up here. Its' nice of you to share your talent.
  6. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks for the kind words TD, I like trying to tie these things, I guess it's the challenge to get them as good as I can.
    I like posting them because if I didn't, they would just sit in my tying room stuck in a piece of styrofoam and no one would ever see them, so I'm glad you like them.
  7. kelvin Active Member

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    Mark, how long does one of those take you?
  8. Mark Mercer Member

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    Hey Kelvin, good question but no real answer. It depends on the fly and how complex it is. I think the fastest one I've tied was probably about four hours, but everything went right, which seldom happens, and wasn't a real complicated pattern. I spend a lot of time redoing things, sometimes over and over to get them as good as I can.

    As you know, so much depends on the quality of the feathers and the materials you have to work with. I usually tie the body one day maybe two to three hours, then finish it the next day, but sometimes they will sit for awhile before finishing. I think those who are really good at these can do them faster than I, but I don't do them as often so I still struggle a bit.

    Anyway Kelvin, see how much fun you're missing out on?

    Mark
  9. mlwebb New Member

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    That is very nice - I like the color combo too - lots of nice Irish patterns out there, I am discovering.
    Michael
  10. Big E Moderator

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    That is a sweet tie. Wish I could tie like that. Maybe one day...
  11. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Michael and Big_E, I'm glad you like it.

    Big_E, As talented of a tier as you are, you shouldn't have any problem learning to do these. I think you would like the challenge, they're definitely a different animal but they can be very satisfying.
  12. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Very nice Mark. If I have the patience, I would volunteer to watch sometime!
  13. Mark Mercer Member

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    Larry, you wouldn't want to watch....... it would be unbelievably boooooring! But thanks for the comments buddy.

  14. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    THAT is an absolutely gorgeous work of art! Thanks for sharing.
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