I tried the Irish Silver Doctor from Chris Mann's book yesterday. I even built a basic wing of yellow, blue and red goose but it's lost under the Mallard wing. :doh:
Anyway, this is the first mallard winged fly that I have ever tied that didn't waste any mallard in the process. I'm marking it...
Still playing around with this. I'm not keen on flamethrowers as I feel they hide the body. But hey ho, I have caught on them.
These have a fiery brown wing with some Lady Amherst.
All the best, chin up and one day we'll be back to effin and Jeffin about the silver buggers ?
Iain Bain Special
I was intrigued by Lamsons comments about the original dressing in an earlier post by Wormo. I am always interested in the history of a fly.
After a bit of searching I found a video on YouTube by Iain SB tying this fly. Is he the creator maybe? Tying an Iain Bain Special -...
What colour is Golden Olive, a bit like asking what colour is Claret or Green Highlander. I have 40 shades of GO and they range from Orange to a washed out Olive.
The colour I think of is like the body on the fly JS tied...
My very first Thunder and Lightning but I'm still disappointed to have allowed the head to get away from me and at some point not noticing that I'd dragged the top few wing fibres back. Generally though I'm quite pleased with it. The final photo is just at an angle to catch the light better on...
I read an article online recently about the Munro Killer from the creators son.
He said the black wing should be much longer than the hook and the yellow underwing.
I tied one on a size 6 double. I then tried one with a holo gold body and added an orange wing between the black and yellow...
So after a couple of attempts I created a body that I like last night going from photo 1 to photo 2 with smaller wing area and slightly shorter throat. I also didn't like the flattened body hackle and so on advice stood it back up.
I'm not sure about the wing though. Should the built wing...
5" long variant of the Stig Brandal video that Rotenone posted a week or so ago. This is heavier than the real fly and looks more like a massive monkey to me.
Body: Tungsten cone & Silver Blue Lite Brite
Body Hackle: Silver Badger Cock
Wing 1: Black Arctic Fox w Lure-flash Pearl
A hairwing version of an American classic, the original had an Amherst wing hence the name. I really like these Silver/Grey colour combos and intend to try them in clear water over here.
Tip - Oval Silver
Tag - Yellow Floss
Tail - GP Crest
Butt - Black Ostrich Herl
Rib - Oval Silver
From the 1901 book 'Tips', the last of the 'everything but the kitchen sink' wings? - there's substantially more different materials in the wing than a Jock Scot.
Had to place the duck etc at the sides coz even with only 2 strands of each material and one of the red, blue and yellow swan in the...
When I saw this in Chris Mann's book I had to tie it for our own Jockiescott. A long time since I tied a Bronze Mallard wing and my feathers are not good so pardon the rubbish wing :redface:
Tag - Oval Gold
Tail - GP Crest
Rib - Oval Gold
Rear Body - Yellow Floss
Front Body - Claret Floss...
As requested I have added a category to our fly tying topics specific to the feather wing patterns.
Photo Bucket continues to experience problems so I plucked this fly from my desktop images so I could post a feather wing :)
These were made to imitate small brown trout where I lived in the...
2 shameless attempts to scale down Rotenone's Scandi creations:
Fox wing Sierra Korva variants tied with a cone body & soft grizzle Hackle.
Very loose Banana variants, with a Black Zonker wing and olive/ dirty yellow soft Hackle tied on cone head bodies.