No.1 for The Nore

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A strange wee "classic" from earlier today. The second time I've tied this one, a No.1 for The Nore (Francis), this time at size 1.5. It's a strange dressing but I love the colours.
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Surely though, as lovely as they are, these are works of art rather than practical salmon flies?
And a bl**dy good work of art nevertheless.(y)
 

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That’s stunning Fruin! 👌

The colours are fantastic. A beautiful shade of purple on the body and hackle.

That would look so well on a Faughan Purple!
 

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That’s stunning Fruin! 👌

The colours are fantastic. A beautiful shade of purple on the body and hackle.

That would look so well on a Faughan Purple!
Thanks. The body is a mix of petrol blue, purple and claret seals fur. No hackle on the body, just gradually less tightly worked seals fur and then picked out.
 

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Surely though, as lovely as they are, these are works of art rather than practical salmon flies?
And a bl**dy good work of art nevertheless.(y)
They were all successful patterns in their day. I don't fish them much, but they do catch fish when tied correctly for fishing. Interestingly, a lot of the classics have different actions in the water, especially compared with modern dressings, so, I think they still deserve a swim sometimes.
 
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