Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by SenecaLaker » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:57 pm

Carl, incredible. Posts like this are what turned me on so much about this site. Thank you kindly for sharing your work with us.
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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by Hankinsfly » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:14 pm

All of these are top-notch ties, and great photos. Thanks for sharing. I also like the medium blue dun and black gnat for fishing the next few weeks.
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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:31 pm

Carl, outstanding... it deserves to be a "sticky" post for all the members, lurkers and spammers to enjoy.

Thanks for posting!!

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Post by upstatetrout » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:52 am

I agree with John it should be.

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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by PhilA » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:13 pm

Those are spectacularly beautiful flies, both in execution and in photography. Just magnificent!
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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by dj1212 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:53 pm

Thanks for sharing these flies. Beautiful. If I may ask where do you all find the colors of wool and mohair you use for your dubbing?
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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by Old Hat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:57 am

Thanks everyone for the kind words. It was a fun project and I am glad you all appreciate it.

Most of the wool and mohair I have collected here and there from visiting private knitting businesses. There was once a supplier of kid mohair for tying out of Boise area who had amazing colors and you could buy it loose or stranded on neat wooden spools. He did all his own dying. I don't think he is in business anymore. I had bought up a good selection but mine is starting to wear thin. The company was called Topper Tackle. Wish I could find him again. I think kid mohair is a top of the line material for dubbing and is very under-utilized. You can find nice quality and colors usually sold as leech dubbing specifically for mohair leech patterns.
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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by daringduffer » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:10 pm

Kid mohair is available from here, for instance: https://feathersmc.com/product/bill-baileys-kid-mohair/ I have tried it and it is wonderful quality as well as dyed using the old processes from back then.

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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by jcwillow777 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:47 am

All I can say is WOW! Those are beautiful and need to be framed. I only hope that one day I will be able to tie that well. You are an inspiration.
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Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Post by hankaye » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:02 pm

Old ? New Hat, Howdy;

Don't know how I missed this beautiful display of the tying Art.
Beautiful Pix, beautiful tyeing, you are truly an Artist.

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