Size 18 Claret Softie

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Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by fly_fischa » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:32 pm

This is my first post since my intro, which was quite a while ago. Thanks to everyones advice and feedback on my first batches of flies, I think my soft hackles have improved ;)

I tied this little guy to take a break from tying for a comp I'm entering. It was a refreshing excercise to get away from counting gills and splitting tails with 17/0 trico thread!

As always feedback, the good, the bad, the ugly are all welcome ;)




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Hook: 18# Tiemco 100BL
Thread: Claret Sheer 14/0
Abdomen: Claret flexi floss
Ribbing: Hends 0,09 CWS-26 wire
Thorax: Red seals fur
Hackle: Dun coloured hen
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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by hankaye » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:44 pm

fly_fischa, Howdy;

Lots an lots of Good,..... no Bad, ..... Definitely a severe lack of Ugly…!!!

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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by willowhead » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:48 pm

KILLER tye.....KILLER pic ;)
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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by Ruard » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:01 pm

Really Really beautiful ty and picture.


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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by swellcat » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:13 pm

Looks like you brought the gill-counting skills to bear both at the vise and behind the camera.

Very compelling.
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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by letumgo » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:25 pm

Welcome back Karsten! The fly and photo are fantastic. I'm a sucker for claret & the color on this is wonderfully rich. The grey hackle compliments the claret nicely. I hope to see many more soft hackles from you in the future.

What vice are you using? I don't recognize it.
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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by JohnP » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:34 pm

Simply fantastic. :)
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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by Soft-hackle » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:17 pm

Nicely done. Glad we helped!

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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by fly_fischa » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:54 pm

Thanks guys, appreciate your comments :)

Ray- Good to hear from you buddy, you've been posting some beautiful ties recently. I get the feeling I've seen a few of them before ;)
I'll try to come through on the many more soft hackles in the future.
The vise you ask about was a gift I received before I left for sunny London, it's a C&F Marco Polo Vise/travel kit.
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Re: Size 18 Claret Softie

Post by Roadkill » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:10 pm

Nice little fly! 8-) Do you have anywhere nearby to fish it?
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