Had a few minutes last night

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

Post Reply
User avatar
SenecaLaker
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:55 pm
Location: Livonia Michigan

Had a few minutes last night

Post by SenecaLaker » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:04 pm

Got off work late, didn't feel like doing any house chores and the wife and kids were gone for the evening. So.... i grabbed the vise and sat down and and leafed through my supply of things i've gathered up to tie with. This is what I came up with.
20160829_213506.jpg
20160829_213506.jpg (76.4 KiB) Viewed 2845 times
Hook is unknown size 14 I believe
Thread is Danville's 8/0
Body is a block spun Danville's Yellow 8/0 with Red Fox Underfur
Thorax is 2 Strands peacock
Collar is a Brown Hen

I'm still gathering materials week by week. A few Hare's masks are due to arrive as well as some Hen Capes/Saddles which I haven't decided which ones yet.

I still dig seeing them wet, such a fascinating transformation


Thanks to all of you for the inspirations
Attachments
20160829_214914.jpg
20160829_214914.jpg (138.21 KiB) Viewed 2842 times
User avatar
letumgo
Site Admin
Posts: 9806
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Location: Buffalo, New York
Contact:

Re: Had a few minutes last night

Post by letumgo » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:15 pm

Man, that is such a great imitation of a natural insect. The profile is perfect, and the color scheme is very natural. I love seeing the dry/wet photos. As pretty as it looks in the vice, it looks even more impressive in the wet condition. Great stuff! Thank you for sharing with us. I look forward to seeing more int the future.

Are you targeting a specific hatch? I can see this being an excellent sulphur or PMD imitation.
Ray (letumgo)----<°))))))><
http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php? ... er=letumgo

"Casting a fly rod in these tight quarters takes patience (swearing quietly to ones self helps too)."
User avatar
tie2fish
Posts: 4961
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:11 am
Location: Harford County, MD

Re: Had a few minutes last night

Post by tie2fish » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:16 am

Nicely done!
In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
User avatar
SenecaLaker
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:55 pm
Location: Livonia Michigan

Re: Had a few minutes last night

Post by SenecaLaker » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:42 am

Thanks for the kind words guys. Yes Ray , I had a Sulphur imitation in mind, but again, with my limited materials , and the go with what you have approach , sometimes " you get what you get" It does seem to also be a good candidate for a PMD as well. I am still experimenting with "How much fur is too much fur on the "Clark Block, I am learning it's probably less than 25% percent than I think i need. It seems that if any more is used, there is no chance to see the thread that was used to make it. Still learning and trying to repeat proper proportions. It has been exciting to learn and read the history and techniques so far. Seems like every time I think I read what is out there on a pattern or technique, I find another fork in the road.
User avatar
letumgo
Site Admin
Posts: 9806
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Location: Buffalo, New York
Contact:

Re: Had a few minutes last night

Post by letumgo » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:05 pm

Have you looked at William Anderson's website? His site has some great information about the dubbing brushes. There are also some video links in the tutorial section if your interested. We have video of William and Jim Slattery making dubbing brushes and one showing Bill Shuck tying a flymph.

William's Website Link:
http://www.williamsfavorite.com/

Tutorials on the Dubbing Methods:
http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5957
http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5958
http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5805

Bill Shuck's tutorial showing flymph construction:
http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5773
Ray (letumgo)----<°))))))><
http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php? ... er=letumgo

"Casting a fly rod in these tight quarters takes patience (swearing quietly to ones self helps too)."
User avatar
Roadkill
Posts: 1293
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:09 am
Location: Oregon

Re: Had a few minutes last night

Post by Roadkill » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:33 am

Great looking fish food!
Post Reply