It's an age thing . I was so intent in putting a green a..e on this Ghillie fly I did the whole body before I realised that I had left the tail out. Rather than start again I turned in to a Willie Gunn variant.
In the light of a few excellent threads on flee's being considered at the moment, I'm just wondering what folks think makes up a good flee.
Now I'm not just asking for a Siver Stoat or a Purple Willie etc etc., but rather by definition what makes a good flee?.
Is it modern mobile materials...
I know I'm probably boring you now, but here's a hook version of my Willie Zonka. I've trimmed the strip so it's half the width. Going smaller I don't get the amount of barring from the barred zonker- but it still works. Needs a lick of Sally HAN and after that it's ready to rock. Tight lines.
How much easier is that than a copper tube spinning in a Eumer needle!!! I love this tool :cool:
So it's just a Willie Gunn but made my own with holographic back tinsel body and holographic gold tinsel rib. Hopefully the fish will like my subtle bling...
Got myself a few packs of Waddintons the other day whilst in at GAC, not a lot to choose from as the shelves were empty so it was just a cpl a packs of 35mm and 20mm, first time I've tyed on them and first off was only gonna be one fly... the willie gunn :doh:
Hi all, the darkness has descended- rods away. Just got to suffer Christmas and then almost onto the new season. Here's a black/orange/yellow type tube - tied on T tubes from Sean Stanton FnS.
Note to SFF - photo upload is far from 'easy'
Tight lines, Patrick
It is with much sadness that I report the passing of Northwest Sutherland ghillie legend (and my mentor) Willie Elliot at Raigmore Hospital last night.
For those of you who knew Willie and shared a boat on Stack or More with him from the Reay Forest Estate or Scourie Hotel will have fond...
Trying again on some Gold Willie Gunns. The first one with black head is folded hen hackle - but looked a bit bulky. So I tried stripping the hen hackle on one side to reduce bulk on the ones with red heads - but actually came out worse than folded hackles!! All the best and tight lines, Patrick
Inspired by this month’s fly swap and lamsons pink-headed wg’s, wondered what a pink version of the wg would look like and this is what I came up with. The wing is pink and orange buck (about 70/30) with krystal flash and black buck on top with 2 strands mirror flash.
Don’t know that calling...