Tie of the Month: April 2020 We're in Lockdown - Improvise!

Tie of the Month April: 'We're in Lockdown - Improvise!'

  • Ryan Houston

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  • Clydebuilt

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  • Rainclouds

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  • Iain Mortimer

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  • Grassy Knollington

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  • DrPatrickT

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  • billy fish

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  • Fergal 1975

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  • CharlesW

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  • PerryPoker

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  • nwsalar

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  • Andrzej

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  • Wafty Cranker

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  • GaryD

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  • gwelsher

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  • Logan Houston

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  • Slaneybs

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  • Zamora

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  • mc andy

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  • Total voters
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nwsalar

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Aldo Salmon Variant

This is a Marc LeBlanc pattern, who created indispensable Gaspe flies like the Picasse, Green Spey, and Jones Special. To meet the criteria I subbed the dyed red golden pheasant tail and dyed green ostrich herl butt. The beast who supplied the wing material can be seen in the North American Pattern sub-forum.

Hook: #3 Alec Jackson Spey in Bronze
Thread: 70 Denier Olive Brown Ultra Thread
Tag: Flat Copper Tinsel
Butt: Peacock Herl
Tail: Natural Golden Pheasant Flank Feather
Body: Flat Copper Tinsel
Rib: Flat Red Mylar Followed by Small Oval Green Tinsel
Underwing: Orange Krystal Flash
Wing: Golden Retriever
Hackle: Medium Blue-Eared Pheasant followed by another Golden Pheasant Flank Feather
Cheeks: Jungle Cock

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Weird, the like button does not show on some posts, so sorry to those i have not liked, no button no likey!!:lol:
 

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Materials for Tie of the Month

I’ve sussed out the material for the wing.
I’ll wait until she’s asleep , the wife I mean.
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The rest I have got to work out.

Colin.
 

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I’ve sussed out the material for the wing.
I’ll wait until she’s asleep , the wife I mean.
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The rest I have got to work out.

Colin.
We have a cat with amazing black fur - I’ve looked closely loads of times and wished I could take some samples - you could do monkeys/long tails but if I went anywhere near it I’d be in trouble - from the cat and the missus- So I went the safe option of using some recycled wrapping :nod::tongue:
 

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Strange? It's on all of mine. You been bad:wow:;)
I think this not getting fishing is getting to me:eek:hwell: I never noticed the like buttons coz i had already liked them DOH!!

Think i am gonna pour a house measure of Caol Ila and rest a bit:lol:
 

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My missus has caught me ruffling through the hair of her wee Shetland, think she reckons dementia is setting in:lol:


Say hello to Mille................

 
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Here is my fly for the TOTM, the pattern taken from the 'Farlows Salmon Flies' which was called the Craven or the Nun. The wing is made from a heron feather which I found once during fishing.

Hook: #1/0 Partridge CS10/1
Butt: fine oval tinsel
Tail: heron
Body: hare dubbing
Body hackle: rooster
Rib: flat tinsel crossed by small oval tinsel
Wing: heron
Hackle: heron

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Wee Sheltie Flee

The miniature Shetland was needing clipped anyway:lol:



Thread: black
Tail: Grey Squirrel natural with flash
Tag: flat blue lureflash
Rear body: Ice white flash dubbed & teased out
Front body: Bronze flash dubbed & teased out
Rib: flat blue lureflash
Underwing 1: white shetland pony hair
Underwing 2: cream shetland pony hair
Underwing 3: chestnut shetland pony hair and green Krytsalflash
Overwing: dark brown shetland pony hair and green lureflash tinsel
Sidewing: Metz grizzle hackle
Cheeks: Peacock breast feather strands
Hackle: Teal flank
Head: Black varnish followed by clear
 
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My black lab Cara thought she was next in line for clipping :eek:

We have a cat with a lovely bushy tail that normally sits on me at night and uses me like a pin cushion. Talk about 6th sense because It’s not been near me since I put TOTM up!
 

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For the time being I’ve given up on the cat coming to see me when the family aren’t around and so I came up with this today.

Thread: 6/0 purple uni
Hook: patriot #8
Tag: small oval silver
Tail: 4 fibres from GP red tail feather, natural calf tail. Note the red fibres were pulled from the quill and then tied in the ‘wrong way’ round to create the end ‘bulge’
Rib: small oval gold
Rear body: red wool
Front body: Sainsbury’s taste the difference wine bottle foil
Hackle: from body join, pheasant flank
Wing: rolled bronze mallard

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Thought i just saw a photo of a dalmation Iain, must be losing it:lol:
Hahaha I may or may not have temporarily posted the wrong photo :tongue: She’s a lovely friend when you’re feeling less than 100%. I think I got that photo instead of ‘done’ as it was at the top of my screen.

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Here's my effort. A sort of shrimpy thing.

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Hook - Vintage Sealey #4
Thread - Crimson Sylko (wife's embroidery box)
Tag – Gold Wire (from floral display)
Tail – GP Yellow Rump
Rib – Gold Wire
Rear Body – Crunchie wrapper
Hackle – Grouse (from the gun)
Rib – Gold Wire
Front Body – Sheeps Wool (plucked from my wellies;))
Hackle - Ginger Cock, Light Bronze Mallard
 
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Here's my effort. A sort of shrimpy thing.

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Hook - Vintage Sealey #4
Thread - Crimson Sylko (wife's embroidery box)
Tag – Gold Wire (from floral display)
Tail – GP Yellow Rump
Rib – Gold Wire
Rear Body – Crunchie wrapper
Hackle – Grouse (from the gun)
Rib – Gold Wire
Front Body – Sheeps Wool (plucked from my wellies;))
Hackle - Ginger Cock, Light Bronze Mallard
Bit of an old fashioned 'Grub' feel about that one Gary. I like it! :thumb:
 

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Thanks Richard.
I had that sort of idea in my mind. The drab sort of grub the local lads would tie with the materials available.
 

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Fotm

Not my best effort ,especially the head being too big.

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Low water salmon hook
Tail - few fibres of GP red hackle.
Body - mixed springer spaniel body hair(liver and white)
Rib- flat gold tinsel . Oval silver tinsel
Body hackle - large soft Greenwell cock.
Hackles - grey heron , GP red hackle.
Wing - lock of springer spaniel ear hair over 6 strands Xmas tinsel.
Colin.
 
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Pom-Pom Shrimp

Here’s my attempt this month, a shrimp
pattern named after the body material 🙂

Hook: Ahrex pr350 2/0
Thread: White
Butt: pink litebrite and pink uv mix with slip of teal over
Rear Hackle 1: natural heron
Legs: mottled turkey slips
Rear Hackle 2: natural heron
Eyes: 60lb mono and uv glue painted black
Feelers: white horsehair
Body (front and rear): pink tinsel from
daughter’s cheerleader pom-pom (!)
Rear Body Hackle: natural heron
Midpoint: teal tied on top as carapace
Front Body Hackle: natural heron
Legs: mottled turkey slips
Front Hackle: natural heron
Wing: teal tied on top as carapace (slightly shorter than first one)

Not too many different materials and all easily available, except the horsehair. By **** they’re fast🙂
 

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Here’s my attempt this month, a shrimp
pattern named after the body material 🙂

Hook: Ahrex pr350 2/0
Thread: White
Butt: pink litebrite and pink uv mix with slip of teal over
Rear Hackle 1: natural heron
Legs: mottled turkey slips
Rear Hackle 2: natural heron
Eyes: 60lb mono and uv glue painted black
Feelers: white horsehair
Body (front and rear): pink tinsel from
daughter’s cheerleader pom-pom (!)
Rear Body Hackle: natural heron
Midpoint: teal tied on top as carapace
Front Body Hackle: natural heron
Legs: mottled turkey slips
Front Hackle: natural heron
Wing: teal tied on top as carapace (slightly shorter than first one)

Not too many different materials and all easily available, except the horsehair. By **** they’re fast🙂
I bet that would also work well in the salty stuff as a squid or cuttlefish! Nice.
 
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Here is my fly for this month. I really had trouble finding an idea for this months fly. Both cats have had chunks cut out of their fur and, surprisingly, my black cat isn’t as black as he looks when you look closely at his fur.
In the end, this is what I went for. It’s a snaelda type fly. I stripped down an old iPhone charger cable to get the red wire for the body and the silver rib.
Hook- size 8 patriot single
Tag- silver wire from charger cable
Feelers- GP breast feather strands, GP tippet
Antenna- stripped hackle stalks
Hackle- natural brown hen
Body- red wire from iPhone cable
Rib- silver wire from iPhone cable
Then I coated it with uv epoxy

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Here is my fly for this month. I really had trouble finding an idea for this months fly. Both cats have had chunks cut out of their fur and, surprisingly, my black cat isn’t as black as he looks when you look closely at his fur.
In the end, this is what I went for. It’s a snaelda type fly. I stripped down an old iPhone charger cable to get the red wire for the body and the silver rib.
Hook- size 8 patriot single
Tag- silver wire from charger cable
Feelers- GP breast feather strands, GP tippet
Antenna- stripped hackle stalks
Hackle- natural brown hen
Body- red wire from iPhone cable
Rib- silver wire from iPhone cable
Then I coated it with uv epoxy

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You tying on a chessboard Fergal?
 
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