Druggist

#1
Just realized i forgot the topping, but i still think this fly looks good with out it.
I'll likely retie it with the topping

Pattern is from Hale, 3rd edition (1930), but is funny how the colors are relevant to current affairs!
Druggist - Noun
A pharmacist or retailer of medicinal drugs.

Hook is vintage 1/0

 
#4
Nice one Eunan!! the wing has great shape and nice floss work. I'm assuming the receipt calls for tippets in strands?
One thing I'm sure you noticed is the hackle isn't tight against the rib in a couple of spots, I usually don't see those
things till after I'm done and take a picture of it. Anyway nice job.
Mark
 
#5
Nice one Eunan!! the wing has great shape and nice floss work. I'm assuming the receipt calls for tippets in strands?
One thing I'm sure you noticed is the hackle isn't tight against the rib in a couple of spots, I usually don't see those
things till after I'm done and take a picture of it. Anyway nice job.
Mark

You'd think there was a gap, but there actually isnt. I used a badger hackle dyed yellow for this one, it was the best fit in terms of length and shape, but there was a very narrow black line down the middle, which gives the illusion of a gap! funny how it worked out as i wrapped the hackle with the rotary function on the vise, right tight up against the rib!

EDIT> actually went back and looked at a big macro image. there is one rib off kilter....eagle eyes, Mark, eagle eyes!


The recipe just calls for tippets as an underwing, so as a break from the easier back to back i went for strands!