Turquoise J.H. Hale 3/0

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Mercer, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Mark Mercer Member

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    Finished this one today, been working on it on and off last week. Had to redo the the wings a couple of times but it worked out ok. The head ended up a little too big so I'm going to have to watch my thread raps more carefully. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out and I'm even happy with the floss. Anyway, here's another one for your viewing pleasure?
    I do like the light blues in this pattern.
    Edit: I just noticed a couple of raps of hackle aren't tight to the rib.... have to fix that.

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  2. yuhina Tropical member

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    Wonderful work! Mark

    I really like the color combination! the kingfisher blue are so elegant!
    I wonder if this is a display fly only? or this is fishable? I always like the idea of fishing with the classic... :)
  3. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    We would have never known. Beautiful fly. I had someone tie me a green highlander. I will be displaying it, not fishing
  4. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Mark, I'm glad you like it. I probably wouldn't fish most of these and the gut eyes aren't rigged for that but I use too fish a lot of pretty nice spey and Dee flies and a few full dress flies for steelhead but they were tied on standard eyed hooks. I seldom ever caught any steelhead so I didn't want to take the chance of loosing one on a bad gut eye, but that was a few years ago.
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  5. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Pretty darn nice Mark!
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  6. yuhina Tropical member

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    great to know Mark... I know a place will have a lot of hungry stripers will eat those colorful flies like sweet snacks... but it might be good to tie on tube fly style ... great stuff... your flies really make me want to learn how to do this.. :)
  7. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Mark,
    I almost missed this one. Outstanding work - what else can I say.
    Jack
  8. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Jack.... By the way, where you been? I know, too busy watching TV soaps.... or maybe carving? Ha, just kidding!
  9. Big E Moderator

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    That's just awesomeness on a hook.
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  10. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Western Washington, Puget Sound area
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    I'm going to "visit" you tomorrow. Have a nice 4 weight to show you.
    Noticed the three yellow rods are gone?????
    Jack