My first flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Thomas Williams, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    OK so first flies here they are. Got a crappy kit to start with and tied chironomids because they are easy. Well at least I hoped they were. So here they are. I'd like to hear the good and bad. uploadfromtaptalk1356664658947.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1356664676240.jpg
  2. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    I'd fish those. Nice work, Thomas.
  3. james.jimenez Active Member

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    AWESOME MAN!!!! Good looking flies.. When and where you gonna take them fishing?
  4. GAT Active Member

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    Geez Louise man! Those are good! I can't tie midges any better than that.
  5. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Im thinking Pass lake mon or tues. Im gonna keep tying all week too and see what I can come up with. Im already getting a little better. Although if the Wynoochee is in shape ill be out there with my spey maybe. I keep getting good reports from out there.
  6. Big E Moderator

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    Good job dude...nice work. Recommend that you keep one of them so that you can look back after 10 years and see how far you've come.
  7. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Nice work
    Bottom row, far left....that pink color is money on local lakes when the big pink ladies are hatching.
  8. Mark Mercer Member

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    I'd fish anyone of those anytime, nice work!
  9. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Thanks everyone. Oh that little pink guy is tied with glow in the dark v-rib. Its supposed to glow reddish orange. I'm gonna try is at dawn and dusk. Here's some orange soft hackles I just tied. I don't think I had the right hackle but whatever it will buff out. Those 3 flies took me a little over an hour. I'm already addicted and my neck hurts. I think my vise needs to be higher or my chair lower. Thanks for the positive feed back. uploadfromtaptalk1356673435945.jpg

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  10. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Get a Hun Partridge Skin for those soft hackles and those will be killer. As for those Chronies, those looks great. Better then my first attempts.
  11. Beachmen Active Member

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    very well done. and looks like you have a steady hand. try this. my dad started teaching me at 6yrs old and part of it was taking pattern books and tying a dozen of one pattern a week to help build my fly vocab. in not time you will have a vocab of lfies for any species of fish. your a good tier and definatly ready for the tying expantion challange. lol
  12. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Today I am tying some wooly buggers. We will see how it goes. Looks pretty straight forward. Im thinking orange and black.