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  1. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    The Kelson version. Like this one's shape. Dx
  2. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    An unpublished version by Kelson. Dx
  3. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    From Kelson. Wish I had these hooks in 1/0 and 1 as well. Dx
  4. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    First time I've tied this for years. Described as a spring fly by Kelson so the largish size is appropriate. Dx
  5. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Not tied this one for a bit - the wing is I spose what you'd call a 'Hale' wing - same as Kelson mixed but using two strand strips of Amherst and Bustard as well as singles of other stuff. Dx
  6. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    From Kelson's papers. Head could've been a lot better (down to not splitting the jay very well and failing to re-do, so all my fault!) should've had a herl head but it wasn't going to happen on this occasion - though Kelson says himself that he never did herl heads for his own flies. Dx
  7. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Translates roughly as 'a tasty morsel' - an early irish style pattern ponced up by Kelson circa 1890. Dx
  8. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    The complicated version of the famous irish pattern from Kelson. And the Glen Grant - a 'modern' spey fly from about 1880. Dx
  9. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    This is the Kelson version with the optional topping. Dx
  10. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    From Kelson (1895), wanted to do a proper Kelson mixed, married wing as I haven't knocked one up since I got back on the vice. Pretty pleased with this - has the shape I wanted. Love the compound tinsel tag, not noticed it on the pattern before. The fly is very much a 'Colonel Childers' I...
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