Some flies from Belgium

#4
The last picture is an interesting style. Does it have a name/pattern? I assume it is a mayfly imitation.
Hello Rob,

yes it is a Mayfly variation: A Hatchmaster Mayfly. Only 1 feather from a mallard for tail, body and wing.
Than a hackle 4 to 5 turns behind and 4 to 5 in front of the wing and your Hatchmaster is ready to hit the water and catch fish. Don't forget to varnish the head.
Hook size 10 to 14 is what I normaly use. Collar pattern is up to your own wish but olive, yellow and brown are good collar patterns.

If you have other questions just ask.
Thanks for showing interest and try to tie this fly.

Robbert
 
#6

Hello Tacoma Red,

sorry to open the door before knocking at it. I did a short introducion at the Fly Fishing Forum and thought that was enough..
If there are any more questions to be answerd or if you have some suggestions how to make a proper introduction please let me know.

One remark I want to place already: a lot of people have already died for music but dying during fly tying that would be heaven...
The Eagle has landed and the Duck to I hope...

Thanks for your reply,

Robbert
 
#10
Hello Tim,
just a feather from the flank of a mallard. Collar is individual preference.
Next time I will make a SBS tying the Hatchmaster.

Robbert

Here some photo's:
Hatchmaster 003.JPG Hatchmaster 004.JPG Hatchmaster 005.JPG Hatchmaster 006.JPG
 

Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
#13
Thanks for your response Robbert.

The reason I ask is that the black hackles do not appear to function quite the same as most North AMerican patterns do. What I mean by that is we tend to depend on stiff hackle fibers to hold the fly on top of the surface film. This applies to a traditionaly wound hackle where the fly stands on the hackle tips or a parachute style. In either case we depend on the stiffness of the fibers to float the fly.

In contrast, the Hacklemaster appears to use a softer fiber feather and is swept up as opposed to out.

Please don't mistake my comments as critisism. They are iintended as an observation of what appears to be a different approach. The hacklemaster seems to have more in common with some of the Irish style mayfly patterns than with North American mayfly patterns. As such they are a refreshing divergence from our usual approach.

TC
 
#15
Thanks for your response Robbert.

The reason I ask is that the black hackles do not appear to function quite the same as most North AMerican patterns do. What I mean by that is we tend to depend on stiff hackle fibers to hold the fly on top of the surface film. This applies to a traditionaly wound hackle where the fly stands on the hackle tips or a parachute style. In either case we depend on the stiffness of the fibers to float the fly.

In contrast, the Hacklemaster appears to use a softer fiber feather and is swept up as opposed to out.

Please don't mistake my comments as critisism. They are iintended as an observation of what appears to be a different approach. The hacklemaster seems to have more in common with some of the Irish style mayfly patterns than with North American mayfly patterns. As such they are a refreshing divergence from our usual approach.

TC

This I call good observation for detail Tim. This type I use on my 3wt rod at short distance. But the style you mentioned with the traditional wound hackle is also in my fly box.