Some Classic Wet Flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by S Fontinalis, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Eunan,

    Used to be on FAOL, still hang out here, the flymph forum and UK fly dressing. There's a couple more, but those are the regulars.
  2. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    I've yet to find another fly tyer in Philly!
  3. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Not on any of those forums! Have checked them out though, and there are a lot of cross over folks who are on other forums i post on.
  4. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Well its good to see there is one good one left.
    The rest of us all followed the fish and moved west.

    Born and raised in Bethlehem.

    TC
  5. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Adder
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    Admiral
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    Adirondack
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  6. Mark Mercer Member

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    Excellent as always.
  7. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Something a little different, and bigger than the trout wets
    Massasaga - a classic wet fly for Bass on a Gamakatsu B10S size 4
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  8. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Whoa! That jumps out and grabs you. I would guess that it would be illegal to fish. Fish looks at it and it would grab THEM. :D For sure the fish could see it in just about any color water. I wonder if weighted it would work for walleye also?

    Irregardless, a beautiful tie and nice picture.
  9. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    I saw a guy last summer catch a walleye nymphing - so i'm sure if weighted, Massasaga would fool them too!
  10. Olive bugger Active Member

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    It is so beautiful, I think I would hesitate to get it wet.
  11. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Been pretty busy the last week or so tying fly orders for opening day, and for fly swaps, but last night i managed to get back to Bergman's Trout plate 1, with the next two flies
    Alder
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    Alexandra
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  12. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Two more winners. What size are these plates, Eunan?
  13. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Plate 1 is 42 flies. All the other plates have a number in this range. I'd anticipated tying one or two flies per night as time permitted, but i'm a bit behind as i had some swaps to complete flies for and also some fly orders.
  14. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Well, a fellow has to do what a fellow has to do. But I sure enjoy looking at them. The weather here has been so crummy that these flies sort of take my mind off of it. I am anxious to get out to fish, but looks like mid to late May before I can. Please keep the pictures coming.
  15. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Did some Brook Fin's for a guy in NW Pa. These are for fishing, on size 8 hooks.
    Used a cool app (vignette) on my phone for the aged image effect.
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  16. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Now that is clever. Your photography is on a very high plane, along with you talent as a fly dresser.
  17. Mark Mercer Member

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    Nice arrangement and very nicely tied as always.
  18. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    More from Trout Plate 1, as well as some olive trout fins (with image effects).
    Allerton
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    Apple Green - the floss rib on this one could be better
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    Olive Trout Fins
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  19. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Rather than continue this thread, i'm going to add photos to the gallery from now on.

    I havent been tying many wet flies as i've a couple other projects going right now, but i'll get back to them soon.

    Thanks to all who checked in here. The Gallery is now the place to go!

    Eunan