This Winter's Wet Work

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Southsound, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Southsound Steve Cole - Nisqually and Adjacent Environs

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    South Puget Sound (again!), WA, USA
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    Thought I would share the results of my tying efforts with steelhead and salmon flies during the winter this year. Still working on getting the wings right on my speys and always trying to shrink the heads. These were fun and I am really looking forward to trying the steelhead "soft hackle" flies this summer.

    Cheers!

    Steve
  2. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Outer Duvall
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    Small heads and great wing sets will come in time.
    More importantly, what we get to see here is the visible evidence of the creative process. Lots of experimentation, and variations on different themes. You've got some good ideas going there.

    Good work.

    TC
  3. FT Active Member

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    Burlington, WA
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    Like Timm said, the wing sets and smaller heads will come with practice and time. These flies have good proportions and great colors, and although the heads are not of the small variety, they are well formed, which is important for a spey fly to swim properly. Nice work with some noticeable improvement in the flies you pictured. Keep it up.