If that comforts you I hooked a decent cock salmon on my very fly (the one with black overwing) last fall in Aboyne. 5 years ago I had a chance and great pleasure to fish the Dee with Swedish angler who professionally takes part in salmon rivers restitution and is one of the most successful anglers I've ever fished with. One day I asked him to show me his fly box - there were mostly brown/fiery brown and black winged flies there. I would say beside the colour and size, the way the fly is presented is the key to success (provided there are fish in the river). Back in the day the floating line and unweighted fly was a way to go. For the past 5 years I've fished deep & dirty, presenting the fly right in front of the fish noses.May I say on behalf of we mere mortals at the flee tying lark,This is a pattern I admire greatly but am struggling to get a good finished item.The flee's posted are such an inspiration in helping me understand the how to's.I'd fish with happily all of them and most certainly expect to catch fish on them.
One day I'll post some of mine, but I'll do it first before any one else, then you'll all be so busy laughing I'm bound to win!.
Thanks all, amazing stuff.Pedro.
That's a stunner!I'll throw this in the mix
Waddington Shank: 1 & 1/4"
Tag: Gold Oval
Butt: Globrite Fire Orange #5 Floss
Rib: Gold Oval
Rear body: Gold Tinsel
Mid hackle: Orange Cock
Mid Wing: Orange bucktail + Krinkle Flash Pearl
Front Body: Holographic Black Tinsel
Front Wing: Red Bucktail under Brown Bucktail under Black Silver Fox + Smolt Blue Krystal Flash
Front Hackle: Black Cock under JC Eyes
Good luck everyone
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I’d never tied a salmon fly until I started fishing for them again this year and entered the competition. There’s nothing like a challenge to drive improvement especially when it’s good natured and my tying has definitely benefitted.Simply stunning, all of them. I'm struggling to choose a winner! I'm with Rennie, I'll post soon. I move in couple of weeks and get a fly tying den but first need to hone some skills given the quality posted here!
LOL! Like wise sir:lol:Well done CB and everyone else in second and third.
Another month which atleast proves I don't vote for my own entry! :lol::lol::lol:
Well done everyone!!!