Surprised Myself:)

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Teenage Entomologist, May 23, 2014.

  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I've been tying to sell flies in a local store and I've gotten pretty good at tie flyin'. I had some materials laying around and decided "I should try to tie a Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly". So I did and I surprised myself. It's not a complicated pattern, but it looks nice, and it's my own. Not quite the right hook though;). Since I'm 15, I normally stick with generic to realistic trout patterns, but I took a leap of faith and it's pointing me in a different direction, but by no means at all will I stop tying trout flies. I hope you like it! image.jpg
     
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    KBodholt New Member

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    Impressive pattern. Nice work.
     
  3. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Dick Talleur has a very nice book titled "Pretty and Pratical Salmon Flies" that you might find interesting.

    I like the first try.
     
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  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Nicely done! Oh, to have the calm, steady hands & clear vision of a 15 year old again (but I still love to tie).
     
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    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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  6. NCL

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    Kaden,

    Very nice job. The head on that fly is really nice. You should fish that at the Bend and see what happens...LOL.

    Mitch
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Geezus, Kaden, you're only 15? I didn't start tying until I was in my 20s. At this rate, you'll be a ACE tier by the time you're in your 20s.

    Heck with tying for display... I'd fish that sucker! :)

    If you do plan to get into the Atlantic Salmon style patterns for the "art of it", you will need to use the traditional salmon/steelhead hooks. ...that's part of the deal.

    As I recall, Jim Teeny was 15 or so when he came up with the Teeny Nymph... so who knows what your future may hold? Entomologist? Guide? Famous fly tier? Outdoor writer and/or photographer? All of the above?

    You must be the youngest frequent regular contributor to this site. Good for you! I know another fly angler who started in his teens and he is now a guide for fishing trips to Mongolia ... one of the few. ...assuming he can still get into Russia.
     
  8. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Thank you guys so much with your input! I plan on buying some traditional Steelhead/ Salmon Hooks and a few materials pretty soon. Well, off to another fishing adventure, or maybe tie a few Fox Poopahs. I love hiking, mountain biking, exploring, and frequently I like to go and fish in the middle of nowhere. And Mongolia, I've always wanted to go and fish for those aggressive Taimen in the heart of the wilderness.
     
  9. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Calm steady hands and clear vision???

    Speaking as an old fart, I can think of other attributes I had at that age that I'd wish to see again!!!! ;)
     
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  10. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Well, I'll keep working on my fly tying. I'll stick with Golden Stones and Isonychia's for now, along with some Hydrosyche and maybe a few Dicosmoecus Caddis. Guys, keep catching fish! image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Those look sweet!
     
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  12. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Thanks man!
     
  13. NCL

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    That is a very nice golden stone tie
     
  14. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I'll be selling those in Enjoy The Store, $2.50. Mercer's Poxyback Golden Stone #8. There's no epoxy on it yet though;)
     
  15. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Now there's epoxy. Tied up a good one!
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