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    Quote Originally Posted by nwsalar View Post
    4/0 Byron Bjerke Jock Scott

    Fully gutted; tied to bring me luck in the lottery for the Cascapedia on November 1st.

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    Absolutely fantastic nwsalar

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwsalar View Post
    4/0 Byron Bjerke Jock Scott

    Fully gutted; tied to bring me luck in the lottery for the Cascapedia on November 1st.

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    Thats a cracking fly there NW.

    love the name and the colours...and of course the quality.

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    "Great spirits have always encountered violent or reoccurring opposition from mediocre minds, if A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut, we can be a genius if we CHOOSE but if we JUDGE a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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    Posh Tosh, Executioner, Stoat Blue Variant, Park Shrimp.........

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    Stunning nwsalar!!!

    Sometimes it could come down to the toss of a coin to decide which fly to vote for. I might have to roll some dice this month!!!
    One of the best skills that an angler can ever develop is knowing the difference between passing the time and wasting it!

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    Lightbulb Connemarra Black

    Tied this a while ago and certainly has no place beside some the earlier entries... probably the best/strongest field I think we've had on TOTM.. outstanding entries guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaughanPurple View Post
    Tied this a while ago and certainly has no place beside some the earlier entries... probably the best/strongest field I think we've had on TOTM.. outstanding entries guys
    Lovely fly and one of my favourite trout flies.

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    Mar Lodge On #5 Daichi 2051 Alec Jackson Spey Hook.

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    Left out the GP topping and the rear JC, just donít have the skills to make them look right on this size IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassy_Knollington View Post
    Mar Lodge On #5 Daichi 2051 Alec Jackson Spey Hook.

    Left out the GP topping and the rear JC, just donít have the skills to make them look right on this size IMO.
    Great looking fly GK, and know what you mean about skill levels. Tried a yellow silk but just couldnít get the wing right and abandoned after about 10 attempts, a case of ambition outstripping ability (bodies were beautiful though ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaughanPurple View Post
    Tied this a while ago and certainly has no place beside some the earlier entries... probably the best/strongest field I think we've had on TOTM.. outstanding entries guys
    Still a great wee flea there buddy..

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    "Great spirits have always encountered violent or reoccurring opposition from mediocre minds, if A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut, we can be a genius if we CHOOSE but if we JUDGE a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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    Posh Tosh, Executioner, Stoat Blue Variant, Park Shrimp.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassy_Knollington View Post
    Mar Lodge On #5 Daichi 2051 Alec Jackson Spey Hook.

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    Left out the GP topping and the rear JC, just donít have the skills to make them look right on this size IMO.
    Wow!!

    This is not going to be easy!!
    great fly....
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent or reoccurring opposition from mediocre minds, if A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut, we can be a genius if we CHOOSE but if we JUDGE a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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    Posh Tosh, Executioner, Stoat Blue Variant, Park Shrimp.........

    42 and counting

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryD View Post
    Great looking fly GK, and know what you mean about skill levels. Tried a yellow silk but just couldnít get the wing right and abandoned after about 10 attempts, a case of ambition outstripping ability (bodies were beautiful though ).
    There are a couple of prototypes on the fireplace ready for a brushing into a 'mixed wing' . As a total married wing novice, my observations were:

    1. Your materials have got to be good, if there is a kink or flaw in the feather fiber it won't marry up properly and might split when tied in. I've got 4 'B' grade Turkey feathers and there is only 1 that is really any good, my GP tail is a side tail not the centre tail, the light mottled Turkey has small barbs etc etc. As for GP crest feathers ""***@@@!!!

    2. Less is more, My first few wings looked ok from one side but they were badly folded on the other and often separated when manipulated. Reducing the number of fibers of each material gave a much better result, for the novice at least. Trying to fit in all the materials of a fly designed at about 1/0 onto a #5 or 6 isn't always feasible, I just couldn't get a topping to look right and the we JC feathers in the tail didn't add anything IMHO.

    3. It's important to match the feathers by strength as well as length. To many strands of Goose shoulder or the softer brown turkey instead of the more rigid light mottled or GP tail meant the wing folded. Each strand has to overlap a bit at the end or the tail will tend to separate under tension.

    4. Make the married wings up in advance.
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