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The Harlequin #12820928
07/09/18 02:28 AM
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"The Harlequin" - or as close as I can tie it anyway...

I've wanted to tie this fly since the first time I saw the pattern. Unfortunately, it is still above my skill level and this attempt has problems. But, I still kind of proud of it, faults and all. smile



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Re: The Harlequin [Re: RexW] #12821028
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Looks great

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I've always considered the classic salmon flies to be works of art. Beautiful!!

Re: The Harlequin [Re: RexW] #12821628
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Salmon flies... big ugly gawdy affairs resembling nothing in nature. Thrown at passing river monsters who have no desire to eat anything and won’t.

I think it just makes them mad and they attack.

That’s a beaut by the way. It kinda makes me want to smash it. I don’t know why...


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Thanks for the comments. This was a fun pattern to tie.

It is definitely NOT a subtle color scheme. roflmao


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I just started reading The Feather Thief so seeing some locally tied salmon flies is pretty cool. I am only about a third of the way through the book but it really good so far.

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I've heard that book is good. I need to get a copy. It is definitely a wild story.

Surprisingly, the DFW area has quiet a few salmon fly tyers including a couple of world class level folks. Some of them are usually tying with the "Roadkill Roundtable" Saturday mornings at the Bass Pro by the airport.


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