Turquoise and Silver

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Warren Perry, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Bow, New Hampshire, USA.
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    This is a fly I tied as a gift.

    For many years now I have been giving a personally tied fly to each of the people who have worked for me. Some I give when I move on, some I give when the employee leaves. This one is for my assistant as I get ready to deploy to Iraq.

    I try to find a fly that represents the personality, appearance, or qualities of the of the person I am tying for and i try not to duplicate my efforts. In this case my assistant is a native of Santa Fe who likes traditional Native American jewelry. There is a glass dome that will cover and protect the fly.

    Over the years I have the pleasure to lead hundreds of Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians and subsequently I have tied many flies. I think this is probably my best effort yet.

    Warren

    Tip - Silver oval tinsel
    tag - Red floss
    Tail - Peacock sword
    Body - Turquiose ostrich herl, Flat silver tinsel, blue floss, and blue sparkle dubing
    Ribs - Silver oval tinsel and silver floss
    Counter rib - silver wire
    Hackle - Turquoise strung saddle and burnt gray heron spey
    Colar - Guinea and Turquoise strung saddle
    Head - Red for accent
  2. Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

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    That's some beautiful work!
  3. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Yelm, WA, USA.
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    Warren,

    Beauty of a fly and the display is no slouch either. Great work.

    Didn't know you were off to the big sandbox. Keep us posted as best you can.

    REE
  4. Micke Guest

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    Beautiful work and good thought:)