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Poll: Who tied your favourite fly from the August 2019 Tie of the Month Competition

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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmortimer View Post
    Okay so I’ve really struggled with where to go on this both on pattern choice and whether to stick with the original or go for a modernised version. In the end I settled on the pre-Victorian Era by giving ‘Meg in her Braws’ a go. This is one of William Scrope’s Tweed flies from the mid 1800’s.

    All I could find to go on were some highly variable photos and the tying description of:

    Wings: light brown from the wing of a bittern (I’ve substituted hen pheasant)
    Head: yellow wool
    Next the Head: mottled blue feather from a jays wing
    Body: brown wool mixed with bullock hair (I assumed black hair)
    Towards the end of the body: green wool , next to that crimson wool
    Tail: yellow wool
    Round the body: gold twist and cock hackle, black at the roots and red at the points (presumably furnace which is what I used)

    Having now created her, she looks very similar to many loch trout flies I still use and I could see her still pulling in the fish. Not being a bright and gaudy Victorian creation this feels like a risk on the vote front but as part of the reason for TOTM is to try new things...

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    If that was in my box and I was fishing a loch it would be straight into action.

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    Default A trio of Posh Tosh

    Tied these up last night, a trio of Ian Wilsons Posh Tosh, designed for Tweed in September (so nice timing !).
    Tried to match his intended pattern as closely as possible (long, three colour wing etc). They really glow although not sure that comes through on the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanT View Post
    Tied these up last night, a trio of Ian Wilsons Posh Tosh, designed for Tweed in September (so nice timing !).
    Tried to match his intended pattern as closely as possible (long, three colour wing etc). They really glow although not sure that comes through on the photo.

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    Nicely done AlanT, I like these devil's eyes!

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    Thanks Andrzej
    The original has dyed hot orage jc, I dont have any dyed so these are normal jc with a very fine layer of nail varnish!

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    As opposite to the last month, my August fly is quite simple, just yellow and green. Variant of the Geordie Green, tied on Veniard's bottle tube 15mm.
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    Cracking flies so far..........was hoping to see a Tweed Ice Maiden........still time I suppose!
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by clydesider View Post
    Cracking flies so far..........was hoping to see a Tweed Ice Maiden........still time I suppose!
    Mike
    Just for you Clydesider..


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanT View Post
    Tied these up last night, a trio of Ian Wilsons Posh Tosh, designed for Tweed in September (so nice timing !).
    Tried to match his intended pattern as closely as possible (long, three colour wing etc). They really glow although not sure that comes through on the photo.

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    These are top class Alan!!

    Is the wing yellow, under chartreuse, under black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clydebuilt View Post
    These are top class Alan!!

    Is the wing yellow, under chartreuse, under black?
    Thanks, and yes, flouro yellow under chatreuse under black. He doesnt actually mention the chatreuse in the video but you see in in the close ups and on the table during the video.


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    Default Junction Shrimp

    Hi All,

    Junction Shrimp for me as well - it's a killer on the Dee (but not so far for me!!)

    Regards,

    Patrick

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    Hook: Magni
    Tag: Silver oval small
    Body 1: Pumpkin floss,
    Rib: Silver oval small
    Rostrum?: Orange Buck, 1 strand red flash, 2 gold midge
    Body 2: Black floss
    Rib: Small mylar (eg. Park style)
    Wing 2: White Bucktail round
    Hackle: White cock
    Head: Red + 2 coats SHAN

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