Oh...What do I wing this fly with???

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  1. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    I tyed this body this morning while the wife was getting ready for work,but being one of those indecisive days--I can't decide what to wing it with.Traditional Mallard tent?,Royal Blue Goose?White goose?Kelson built wing? Blue Mallard?,Dee Style Turkey?I will collar it with Lt. blue Mallard and Purple guinea throat.I just can't decide on the wing- if you all will chime I in I will choose the winner and show the final result.Thank you
     
  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Dark blue, light blue, lavender, purple and a little yellow, this is going to be a tuff one.
    This is part of the fun of tying steelhead and salmon flies. Design yourself into a corner and then see if you can get out of it without a total abortion on a hook.

    A tented or Dee wing of distinctly barred Teal or Gadwall.
    Possibly dyed to relate to the tail and butt, but you can't go wrong with black and white.

    Nice job so far. I like the fuzzy butt.
    Good luck
    TC
     
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    The butt is smme left over yellow seal I had laying around from some salmon flys I dressed awhile back.Hmm.Black and white built goose wing?that might work--I'm gonna go build one and lay it on and see.thanks
     
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    My vote is for the traditional mallard or maybe widgeon flank 'a la Syd Glasso. Your tying work reminds me of his.
     
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    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Davy

    Lest there be any doubt.
    The "abortion on a hook" comment relates strictly to my tying experiences only and is in no way intended to relate to yours. I look forward to seeing the completed fly.

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    Ok well, since the tents are my favorite wing,well,it just looked better than white/black.I went with a yellow hackle underwing to tie the rear of the fly into the rest of it.Not quite what I thought I had pictured in my head at 5 AM this morning-but then as I said-not sure what I had pictured in the first place.Something about tents,I think Lady Caroline is my favorite fly of all time.

    And I understood what you said Tim,I have torn my share of materials off hooks.Turn a 6/0 into a #2 LOL

    Thanks for the ideas guys- and WOW,thanks for the compliment(Glasso) no way will I ever reach those standards of patience and attention to detail. The man that I owe all of what tying skills I may have knew and tyed with Syd.If Bob had his way I would still be ONLY tying body and tail structures I think(23 years later) LMAO

    Here it is:
     
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    Looks great. Wish I had seen the post earlier, but missed it somehow. But looks great.
     
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    Now we need to name the thing.I was thinking of donating it to one of these get togethers the board has that I never go to but maybe one of you could take it.
     
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    How about an aristocratic sounding name like LAVENDER LADY?
     
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    Perfect!!!!!
     
  11. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Way to go.
    Just curious. In both photos the tag has a lot of glare and I can't tell if it is yellow floss or silver/gold tinsel that is picking up the yellow reflection from the tail and butt.

    I still like the fuzzy butt.

    TC
     
  12. Davy

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    French Metal oval tag ,no floss, laziness I guess,hardly ever use floss in my tags anymore,unless tying specific dressings.Heres this mornings beginning,now am building outer wings,probably finish tomorrow