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    Default The Pink Monkey

    With the water chocolate and high just now, and usually having a bit of colour in it, i thought i would give the Monkey a bit of vibrance.

    I gave the first attempt a swim today in nigh on chocolate water and i could see it 2 feet down and it pulsed and danced away fine. I've gone too heavy on the under wing and the head is a disaster but ill tidy them up when i tie a batch up. The good lady will just love seeing me staining the kitchen pink again simmering the goat in a pot of dye ;D

    What do you think? How can it be improved colour wise

    Last edited by Scanny; 02-04-2010 at 09:31 PM.
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    i think a different colour of head would make it more attractive hard to know what colour would do it tho. but interesting colours nice fly man.

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    it looks good but is more of a sunray rather than a monkey as such, if you added a pink hackle or beard then it would be nearer to a monkey

    I have a lot of confidence in pink in salmon flies and as you say it shows up great in colour water, stick with it
    so much fishing, so little time


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    I was thinking a pearl head and black schalppen hackle to give a touch more contrast. Or a fox beard

    Really just wanted to see how it looked in the water today, the magenta softens to a lighter pink, its looks great.
    Last edited by Scanny; 02-04-2010 at 09:44 PM.
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    what about trying pink underwing with long blk overwing and maybe a pink hackle, pearl head could also look good
    so much fishing, so little time


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    "In Britain we have a saying for situations like this.......difficult, difficult, lemon, difficult"

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    I like it with the white underwing and think with 3 strands of peacock herl across the back, taken to 3/4 the length of the pink goat, you'd have an absolute clonker . Might rattle one up myself to see how it looks .

    Altmor.

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