Some Classic Wet Flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by S Fontinalis, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    I recently started tying these flies. Thought i'd share a few by way of an introduction.
    I live in Philly, and fish the local streams and ponds, mostly for trout.
    Regularly fish the upper Delaware during prime dry fly season, as well as Salmon River NY for steelhead.

    Hope you like

    Eunan

    Dolly Varden
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    Watson's Fancy
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    Allerton
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    Babcock
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    Holberton
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    Irish Grouse
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    Trout Fin Set
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    What incredibly beautiful flies. Thank you for sharing. welcome to the forum.
     
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    Really nice tying,brilliant wings there.
     
  4. Mark Mercer

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    Now thats the way to introduce yourself.....excellent ties, thanks for sharing and welcome.
     
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    Fantastic ties, and welcome.
     
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    Absolutely beautiful and perfectly tied flies in the Ray Bergman tradition. You have made my day!
    Jackd
     
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    Beautiful work. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    guitarfisher Jeff W.

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    Sheer artistry!
     
  9. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    a few from the last two nights

    Fern from Mary Orvis Marbury
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    Fern from Bergman's Trout
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    Royal Coachman
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    Between two ferns
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  10. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    If no one has any issues with my adding to this thread i'll continue to add pictures of the flies i tie.

    Here are the latest few.

    Captain
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    Ibis and White (rib and tip should be gold)
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    Thunder
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    Page
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  11. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Fontinalis

    Very handsome flys and tyes.
    Do you have a particular source that you would be willing to share for well died or natural black feathers suitable for throat hackles on these and similar flies?

    Thanks in advance. Please feel free to respond via PM
    TC
     
  12. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    For throat hackles i typically use schlappen fibers, or sometimes hen hackles from a cape wound full and tied down to form the throat.
    I've been getting schlappen from various sources, but lately I'm getting it from John McLain at feathersmc.com. Whiting is always a good source of hen capes and they are usually readily available since the feathers are too small for hair extensions.
     
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    S Fontinalis,

    I have purchased a lot of tying materials from feathersmc for atlantic salmon flies, John has some really nice materials. The photos of your flies are awesome,
    how do you photograph them? If you don't mind telling us, I'd really like to know how you do it. Thanks in advance.

    Mark
     
  14. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    no worries about telling, in fact, i'll show you a couple of photos of my set up.
    First i suppose the camera. I use my cell phone, a Motorola Droid Razr. The camera is either 6MP or 8MP(widscreen). All the photos are taken with 6MP setting aand macro option.

    The set up is shown below. Rather primitive. Half styrofoam cup, some spools and a fly clip. The room is pretty well lit, and i use a spot lamp we had lying around the house to increase the intensity over the styrofoam cup. The background is just some black foam sheets (2mm) that i use for foam flies.

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    Thats pretty much it. I rest the camera on a fly box or something to get the necessary stability, supporting it with one hand, and pressing the screen to take the image with my other hand.
    The white paper underneath the fly helps reflect light up from below. I put the fly clips the in the hole in the center of the spool so they dont fall over.
     
  15. Mark Mercer

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    Very simple but very effective, thanks for taking the time to take pics and show me how you set it up. I'm definitely going to try it.