Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)

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Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)

Post by fly_fischa » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:11 pm

Hi Folks,

Been a while since I visited or posted. We moved to Auckland NZ fr OZ last Dec to start a dream job. Interesting times some good some not so good. Were currently undergoing a min 4week Covid-19 self isolation with all non essential services closed :(

What better to do than tie...

I really miss Bill atm and felt inspired to tie flies that he was such a master at. He was an inspiration to many of us and a good friend. These aren't particular patterns tied to recipe's they're just simple ties from the heart thinking of all I learnt from a dear friend and trying to capture some of the nuances he was a master at. K

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Re: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)

Post by letumgo » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:01 am

Welcome home Karsten. I’ve been wondering how you are doing mate. Congratulations on the new job, and the big move. Exciting and scary at the same time. This whole COVID related isolation stuff is surreal. I’ve been working from home now for three weeks. Spending most of the time in one room. My tying room, has also become my home office (only area I could set up a desk with work computer properly). It gets sort of claustrophobic at times.

Fortunately I was still able to relax yesterday and while tying flies.

I too miss Bill, and think of him often. Seeing your set of flies is a treat. Bill would have loved seeing these. Well done my friend.
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Post by hankaye » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:29 am

fly_fischa, Howdy;

Master tyer and photo taker!
Good to see ya posting. Beauties, they are.

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Post by driftless » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:06 am

Well done, sir.

The bodies on those flies are particularly nicely done. Love 'em!!

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Post by Roadkill » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:17 am

8-) 8-)
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Post by Old Hat » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:16 am

Excellent! All of them. I particularly am drawn to the one with the yellow silk rib.
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Post by daringduffer » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:05 pm

Hi Karsten,

Life without Bill isn't the same. Visiting the forum isn't the same either, due to our loss. Don't take this wrong now, but he was a source of wit and inspiration that is lacking very much in my life now. We all have a lot of friends here, but he was very special. Your flies are Shuckish.

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Post by Premerger » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:32 am

Great tying Karsten.
I'd be confident fishing any of those flies in larger water.
They're true to type and it's good to see the colour bleeding through in the bodies.
Top marks.
The photography is great too.
How hard can it be?
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Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:06 am

Excellent, Karsten. Loved them when I saw them on FB, but now that I see them on the bigger screen, they are stunning. Like Carl, I am drawn to that one with the yellow rib.
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Post by fly_fischa » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:32 am

Thank you all for your thoughts, comments and warm welcome back. :D I’m sorry I didn’t reply earlier, it’s good to be back. I hope you’re keeping as well as can be in these crazy times. K
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