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Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:53 pm
by upstatetrout
Bill in the fly tying world that is known as free lancing. Indeed in competions they have catagories that are named this. I have known artists of stature i.e.
Artists,illustrators,musicians that tie flies. With that said there could be individuals who are artists dealing in hooks,feathers and furs. A great artist/illustrator who failed was Louis Rhead and his nature flies. His book
Trout Stream Insects had illustrations of insects and flies with names that he made up. No one knew what he was talking about but on the other hand there was John Atherton's book The Fly and the Fish which was a great success. He numbered his flies 1 through 7 much easier to remember.

Any ways thanks for the dissertation. We argue to see who is right but we discuss to see what is right.

Tom

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 pm
by wsbailey
Most modern classic salmon flies are tied as wall hangers. In most cases they aren't practical for fishing because of the silk gut loop. The silk gut used to extend to the bend of the hook but due to cost only a short amount is used these days.

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:24 pm
by upstatetrout
They are wall hangers. In 40 years of pursuing this sport I cannot think of a time when a full dress Jock Scott would have saved the day.

Tom :roll:

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:02 pm
by wsbailey
George Kelson came to the conclusion that salmon had become so accustomed to Jock Scott flies that he designed a new fly using the rarest feathers. The fly, called Inky Boy, was one reason that classic salmon flies lost out to more modern flies. It was really all about the sense of privilege that gave them appeal. Only the wealthiest sports could afford them. Such flies had detractors even from their earliest days. I'm squarely
on the side of the detractors.

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:17 pm
by ForumGhillie
Guys, please stay on topic.

You could discuss this in the "Fishing Cabin" forum. ;)

John

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:31 pm
by upstatetrout
O.K.