Some flies from Belgium

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  1. Michael v.d.Bogert

    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    Hello

    as introduction some flies from Belgium.
    This is an awesome place and hope to chair and learn a lot.

    Robbert
     

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    Rob Ast Active Member

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    The last picture is an interesting style. Does it have a name/pattern? I assume it is a mayfly imitation.
     
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    Duck Landing???
     
  4. Michael v.d.Bogert

    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    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
     
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  5. David Dalan

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

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    Welcome aboard, and cool stuff!
     
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  6. Michael v.d.Bogert

    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    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
     
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    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Thanks for your input Robbert and welcome to the board. I really like those ties. Thanks for sharing.

    TR
     
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  8. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Thanks for posting here Robbert.
    When choosing a feather for the Hatchmaster hackle what kind of feather qualities do you look for?

    TC
     
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    Alexander Fishon

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    Mooie vlieg die hatchmaster! ;)
     
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  10. Michael v.d.Bogert

    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    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
     
  11. Michael v.d.Bogert

    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    Dank je wel Alexander.
    ( thank you Alexander )

    Nice to meet here somebody who can write my language.

    Robbert
     
  12. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    I'm Dutch but live here in the US :)
     
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  13. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    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
     
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    I really like the emerger!
     
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  15. Michael v.d.Bogert

    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    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.