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Happy Fourth of July! #13619307 07/05/20 01:05 AM
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Happy Fourth of July!

"American Flag" Salmon fly (more or less smile )

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Hook: Alec Jackson size 1.5
Tag: Silver small and red silk
Tail: Red Am. Pheasant crest
Butt: White ostrich herl
Body: Blue silk
Ribs: Silver med and white silk
Throat: Red and white hackle
Wings: Red and white goose
Cheeks: Blue guinea and Jungle fowl
This one exceeded my current skill level, but I'm still proud of it and what it stands for. flag


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Re: Happy Fourth of July! [Re: RexW] #13619309 07/05/20 01:09 AM
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Looks great!

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I would say More rather than less. That is pure artwork. You sir are an awesome tyer!

Re: Happy Fourth of July! [Re: RexW] #13619808 07/05/20 07:18 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments.


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That is a beauty. God Bless America.

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flag Nicely done. flag


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Re: Happy Fourth of July! [Re: RexW] #13623197 07/08/20 04:13 AM
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Now THAT is artwork! I am amazed! Awesome!

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LOL!!! I saw that title and knew you had tied a red, white and blue fly. It's about time you post some pictures of those flies in a big fish's mouth grin

Really awesome work Rex thumb

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Thanks for comments, I'm having fun tying this style of fly. But, there are better patterns for catching fish, especially around here.

I've tried fishing some of these flies, and they're not very good bass flies. They are cool to watch in the water. They sink nice and level, the hook stays horizontal. But, they also sink very slowly since they are not weighted. 90% of my time is spent fishing still water situations and a cone head, bead head, or lead eye fly will trigger more bass strikes than these flies.


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