Pattern Fiddling at the vise

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by David Dalan, May 9, 2013.

  1. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    Aug 30, 2007
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    Walla Walla, WA
    So I re-imagined my GP variant, what I call the "Atomic General." Not sure why the GP appeals so much to me, but it has proven to have season long appeal (to me and often the Steel).

    I normally tie with a marabou tail (my gallery has a pink AG tied this way), but I have been really enjoying my time with dyed skunk. So in this one I use skunk, not 'bou, and then lady amherst instead of the golden pheas. tippets. The rest of the fly is the same materials, some tied on a bit differently. I like the look and the top especially caught my eye. I think it will hold up in faster water better than the marabou version and have lots of motion still in soft water.

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    This monstrosity is a mix of skunk, amherst, pear braid and various crystal flash, flash a bou and holo-flash (as well the obvious bullet head). 55mm Waddington shank. I was dreaming of chinook when I tied this. I shall soon know if this fly can make a Springer turn it's lusty eye towards me.

  2. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Oct 16, 2011
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    Western Washington, Puget Sound area
    I'd say that you are a darn good fiddler!