Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

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Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby fly_fischa » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:19 pm

Thanks to a nudge by ScottP after kindly listing and tying Allen's Mayfly for me, I've finally sat down to tie one myself. I've owned Sawadas book for a long time always liked the look of this pattern just never got around to tying it. My book is in storage and seeing some of Scott's beautiful Winged wet sawada posts reminded me of this tie.

Wishing you all a Happy Holidays, this'll be my last tie before Christmas Eve, so I tell myself :?

Karsten :)

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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby daringduffer » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:20 am

Karsten, you've got to pull yourself together - this is awful. Practise, practise, practise, and return next year or another year with something you don't have to be ashamed of.

Just sayin'

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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby fly_fischa » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:54 am

Stefan, I have to say, you speak the truth as one would expect from a Viking, brutally honest!!! :shock:
I’m licking my wounds and shall return as u have suggested, next year or another year when my ties are more worthy. :D
If my next fly be it next year or another year is not worthy I shall have to visit you so you can sacrifice me to the gods, what other use could there be for me.
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Re: Ole Yeller

Postby swellcat » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:37 am

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This may be one of the nicest woolly buggers ever posted up here.
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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby tie2fish » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:44 am

Don't mind Jeff, Karsten. He has a warped (but thoroughly delightful) sense of humor. ;) :lol: Personally, I think this is a shabby woolly bugger ... the tails are way too skinny.
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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby fly_fischa » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:54 am

I take offence at that comment Jeff! :roll: ;)
Only one of the nicest, really, please show me a nicer woolly bugger that’s been posted here? :lol:

As to the skinny tail Bill, surely ur trained eyes recognise the fact that this fly has seen dozens of fish and the marabou tail has been stripped down to the bones... :shock: To think I used to to look up to u :? ;)
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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby hankaye » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:42 am

fly_fischa, Howdy;

Thanks for the heads-up once again, should have mentioned the need for sunglasses :shock:
I'm more used to the Sun coming through the window to my right not from the computer screen :roll:
Anyhow, up to your nit picky standards I see ... after 30 minutes for pupils to reacquire their 'normal'
aperture.

Happy Christmas to you folks 'downunda with the velcro soles so you don't drop off the surface of
the Earth... ;)

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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby Roadkill » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:09 am

A beautiful tie, what is the name of the book this fly comes from?
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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby ScottP » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:19 pm

Game, set, match. Beautifully tied, Karsten.

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Re: Allen's Mayfly Sawada, mind your coffee cup Hank ;)

Postby fly_fischa » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:10 pm

Gotta keep u on ur toes Hank, I can’t give u a disclaimer about all surprises! There’d be no fun in that besides I was just trying to bring u a bit of sunshine didn’t realise u were so sensitive to the rays m8 :shock:
Merry Christmas m8 :D

Thanks Scott and roadkill
Here’s the first link that came up when I googled the book. It’s beautiful mainly of winged wets not many step by steps mainly just photos and recipes from memory, well produced high gloss... Karsten
https://www.amazon.com/Wet-Flies-Patter ... 4916020138
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