Greenwell 3/0 Champion 3/0 (second try)

#1
Hi folks,

Just finished the Greenwell and my second attempt at a Champion, which I finished a few weeks ago. Both turned out pretty well but looking forward to next year and tying both again to do a better job... I'm never completely satisfied with most of these, but that's OK !!!!

Hope you enjoy them and all the best to everyone in 2014....

Mark

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#6
Thanks everyone, glad you like them...

Jamie, some take (4 or 5 hours) some take days and some just never work out.... What takes so much time is applying something over and over till you get it too look right, or as good as you can get it and then going to the next step and repeating the same process.... Eats up alot of time, but I enjoy the challenge... Thanks for the question....

Ira, not sure why you feel these don't belong in the fly tying forum ?? If they were paintings of flies or drawings I'd agree. I used to fish flies like these for steelhead in the past and some still do, in Europe they still fish the classics for Atlantic's. Of course these are not fully gutted so I wouldn't fish them but they are still feathers tied on hooks following the original recipes, I consider them classic's not art.... Maybe they shouldn't be posted on this web site but I've been doing it for a number of years now and I think some people like to see them... I'd like to think it might inspire some to push their
tying skills too the next level....

Best Regards,
Mark
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#8
Mark don't take offense to Ira, he's just being a sarcastic ass, which he is very good at. Just tell him all his posts should be under the sub forum 'how to catch a steelhead on gear...using a fly rod' :)
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#12
We all know that Ira HATES pretty flies that take a long time to tie, and he was obviously saying that no fish would ever eat that such a fly because it doesn't look anything like an bead or yarnie, which we all know is a the salmon/steelheads natural food source in spawning rivers. Because of all this, in addition to the fact that Marks flies will not present well vertically, under an indicator, means that they are utterly useless relics of the past, tied only to be displayed in a shadow box with a paragraph explaining the exact stretch of river where the fly originated, and they should remain in the arts and lit section, WHERE THEY BELONG!!! What a jerk! please report all of his posts to the mods so the can deliberate and decide which emoticon should have been inserted where, in order to make sense of his either rude or complimentary comments. Wait, what? I'm confused:cool:
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#13
but seriously Mark, your ties are some of the best around and always worth looking at regardless of whether or not they are out of date. They are little works of art for sure and I don't think many people can re-tell/re-live that part of the history of flyfishing like you can.
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#14
Thanks everyone, glad you like them...

Jamie, some take (4 or 5 hours) some take days and some just never work out.... What takes so much time is applying something over and over till you get it too look right, or as good as you can get it and then going to the next step and repeating the same process.... Eats up alot of time, but I enjoy the challenge... Thanks for the question....

Ira, not sure why you feel these don't belong in the fly tying forum ?? If they were paintings of flies or drawings I'd agree. I used to fish flies like these for steelhead in the past and some still do, in Europe they still fish the classics for Atlantic's. Of course these are not fully gutted so I wouldn't fish them but they are still feathers tied on hooks following the original recipes, I consider them classic's not art.... Maybe they shouldn't be posted on this web site but I've been doing it for a number of years now and I think some people like to see them... I'd like to think it might inspire some to push their
tying skills too the next level....

Best Regards,
Mark
Ahhh, yeah, the compliment part. AKA works of art, same reason I'm scared as hell to fish some of Pat's patterns even though I know they'll work.
 
#15
Thanks again guy's for your interest and comments !!!!

Ira, I took your comment the wrong way, and for that I apologize to you and to all of you !!!
I'm sure somethings I've written could have been taken more than one way and I guess it's one of the down sides to the internet..

Underachiever, the silk gut loop at the head is only about 1" long down the hook shank, due to it's cost. If I was tying it to fish it would be the entire length of the hook for strength and then varnished (fully gutted ).... Good question, thanks....

Pat, LMAO !!!!! Pretty funny !!! I had also forgotten they wouldn't hang well under a indie, so Ira would not have much use for them :). Not the most versatile flies, for sure !!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
Mark
 

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