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Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:37 am
by nfrechet
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thanks for looking - norm

Re: Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:12 am
by Ron Eagle Elk
Holy Cow, Norm. Those are gorgeous.

Re: Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 am
by RickA
Ron Eagle Elk wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:12 am
Holy Cow, Norm. Those are gorgeous.
I agree!
Did you use a wing burner or trim by hand?
I would love to show those to Salmo salar 8-)

Re: Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:53 am
by nfrechet
RickA wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 am
I agree!
Did you use a wing burner or trim by hand?
I would love to show those to Salmo salar 8-)
natural feather from eurasian jay wings. no burner used. i just trimmed off the fluff at the base of the feather

Re: Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 am
by hankaye
Norm, Howdy;

So, what magazine cover did you tye them for? Fantastic looking flies.

hank

Re: Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:35 am
by letumgo
Golly, those are drop dead gorgeous. I've never seen one dressed with a blue body. That is my new favorite.

Superb... ;)

Re: Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:30 pm
by nfrechet
Jay Silver
(Left)

Tag: None
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (if desired)
Body: Silver tinsel
Hackle: Ginger
Wing: European blue jay

Jay Yellow
(Top)

Tag: None
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing: None
Body: Yellow floss
Hackle: Yellow
Wing; European blue jay

Jay Blue
(Bottom)

Tag: None
Tail: Light blue hackle fibers
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Light blue floss
Hackle: Light blue
Wing: European blue jay

Blue Jay
(Right)

Tip: Gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Hackle: Orange
Wing: European blue jay

Reference - Trout - Ray Bergman

Re: Jays

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:42 pm
by Old Hat
Well done Norm! Thanks for sharing those. Always thought of them as interesting patterns.

Re: Jays

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:54 am
by nfrechet
thanks to all