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    Default Zonkers

    Saw similar flies on different forum. Don't know if they are any good for salmon fishing but they look cool, so maybe I'll wet them.

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    They certainly work. nice tying.
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    Thank you mc andy, they do work indeed

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    Braw tigertails andrezj oh and they most definitely do work 🎣. Fantastic movement in the water

    One for water with a touch of colour
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    That's another fly to copy, thanks Lamson v10!

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    One more tigertail.

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    Last edited by Andrzej; 25-01-2020 at 08:51 PM.

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    Crackers those....everyone! Proof is in the silver...
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    May I make a polite suggestion?

    Now, as Arnold knows, I do like a tigertail, especially an Alistair. A fly that's done a fair bit of damage on the North Esk for me over the years.

    My suggestion is to trim the skin part at the rear into a 'V' and thin it out. Imho you get a better wing taper in the water.

    Mind you, that said, I'd still fish any of tigertails above.
    ..........so many flies, so little time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by westie4566 View Post
    May I make a polite suggestion?

    Now, as Arnold knows, I do like a tigertail, especially an Alistair. A fly that's done a fair bit of damage on the North Esk for me over the years.

    My suggestion is to trim the skin part at the rear into a 'V' and thin it out. Imho you get a better wing taper in the water.

    Mind you, that said, I'd still fish any of tigertails above.
    The Alistair TT will be my first off the vice through the week andy for my trips up by 👍🏻 I've none left in the box, spot on about putting a taper on the skin

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    Quote Originally Posted by westie4566 View Post
    May I make a polite suggestion?

    Now, as Arnold knows, I do like a tigertail, especially an Alistair. A fly that's done a fair bit of damage on the North Esk for me over the years.

    My suggestion is to trim the skin part at the rear into a 'V' and thin it out. Imho you get a better wing taper in the water.

    Mind you, that said, I'd still fish any of tigertails above.
    Thanks westie4566 for your advise. I cut slightly the zonkers in first two flies, not too much as the strips were about 3.5-4mm wide. The third fly is without cutting as the strip was only about 2.5mm wide. The best would be to cut a V shaped wing from a piece of skin. I'm not sure if a wing won't wrap around a hook in my flies, but I can always shorten wings a bit if required.
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