Olive Starling

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Olive Starling

Postby Smuggler » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:22 pm

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Silk: Primrose waxed to the appropriate olive hue we know so well with the Greenwell's flies.
Hook: Daiichi 1510 #16
Wing: Starling primary taken from near the base of the feather
Hackle: Starling under covert. Two wraps, one directly behind and in front of the set wing.
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby tie2fish » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:50 pm

You da man, Smugs!
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:55 pm

If I knew how to spell exquisite, that's the word I'd use to describe this fly. So very well done.
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby Mataura mayfly » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:14 pm

Pretty damn sweet Eric, you are bringing some wonderful patterns to the fore, hope you can make it last all Winter? ;)
Almost a light Greenwell's.
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby William Anderson » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:03 pm

Spot on, young Skywalker.
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby letumgo » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:28 pm

Outstanding job Eric! Such a graceful little fly. I'm sure this would be as effective as it is pretty. A "capital killer" to be sure.
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby hankaye » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:59 pm

Smuggler, Howdy;

Young Eric, outstanding looking creation ... has a nice 'older' look to it ;) .

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Re: Olive Starling

Postby redietz » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:52 pm

Nice! I had recently been think along the same lines, but with snipe as the hackle.
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby Smuggler » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:18 am

redietz wrote:Nice! I had recently been think along the same lines, but with snipe as the hackle.

I thought about snipe but went with the starling. I'm sure it would make a nice looking fly Bob.

Mataura mayfly wrote:Pretty damn sweet Eric, you are bringing some wonderful patterns to the fore, hope you can make it last all Winter? ;)
Almost a light Greenwell's.

I'll try Jeff! Thanks.

Thanks for the comments by all.
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Re: Olive Starling

Postby DOUGSDEN » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:50 pm

Eric,
Whoa! That is smokin' hot! Look out troutlings! You realize that some pictures must accompany the first catch! Your pictures are to die for along with this great pattern that you have tied!
Great Work Eric and yes, I am looking forward to more this upcoming tying season!
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