1st try

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by fishingcheftim, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. fishingcheftim

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    Here is my first try at the Famous Leland popper. Now I hope I can get out soon to try it in the salt.
     
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    They look pretty good to me! If I was a cuttie I'd eat it!
     
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    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    Those look good!
     
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    They look great to me. Mind the hook placement though, iirc Leland places his hook bend at the rear of the tailing materials to avoid short strikes.
     
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    Thank you for the advice, I checked the pink popper that Leland tied and the hook is back a bit further then mine. The interesting thing is that only one of the fly's in the photo is mine. The other is one I bought from Leland (tied by someone else for the shop) last week so that I had a model to work with.
    cheers
     
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    Nice Tim. Maybe trip to match the hook placement.