Couple or recent ties

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Couple or recent ties

Post by Bazzer69 » Wed May 17, 2017 2:04 am

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One is a Watchet and the other is a Dotterel using Starling under coverts instead of the impossible to obtain Dotterel
Your comment and critique would be welcome. But please remember these are fishing flies and not for display.
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Re: Couple or recent ties

Post by William Anderson » Thu May 18, 2017 8:25 am

Barry, you could load a box with these and be very well equipped. Nicely done. What hooks did you choose for these?
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Re: Couple or recent ties

Post by tie2fish » Thu May 18, 2017 8:50 am

Very nice segmentation on the Watchet, Barry. And I like your choice of hackle length as well.
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Re: Couple or recent ties

Post by letumgo » Thu May 18, 2017 8:53 pm

Barry,

I love seeing these flies. Beautiful classics. ;)

Nice to see you posting photos, and looking forward to seeing more in the future.
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Re: Couple or recent ties

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed May 24, 2017 6:10 am

Excellent patterns Barry! I think they are very worthy of display and are also very fishable! So, now you can do both! I love the simplicity of #1 and the excellent segmentation of #2! They both have merit and would do well no matter where you soak them!
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Re: Couple or recent ties

Post by Smuggler » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:00 pm

Very nice indeed! I like the hackling on your Watchet :)
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