tied my first fly.......

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tied my first fly.......

Postby yngkmd » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:31 pm

......its a bit crap :D

its true when they say practice makes perfect.

also dont ask what i was trying to achieve as i had no forethought or planning other than trying to make something flashy
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2012 species list (In order of appearance), Pollock, Whiting, Colefish (New PB), Shore Rockling, Flounder (New PB), 5 Bearded Rockling (New Species), Dogfish, Pouting, Plaice, Dab, Lesser Sandeel (New Species), Cod (New PB), Long Spine Sea Scorpion, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Goldsinney Wrasse, Butterfish (New Species), Ling (PB), Halibut (New Species), Haddock (New Species), Red Fish (New Species), Wolffish (New Species), Rockcook Wrasse, Shanny, Poorcod, Conger

2011 species list (In order of appearance), Pollock(PB), Lumpfish (New Species), Whiting, Colefish, Codling(PB), Dab, Pouting, Shore Rockling, Conger (PB), Blenny, Corkwing Wrasse, Three Bearded Rockling (new Species), Lesser Spotted Dogfish, Ballan Wrasse, Plaice, LSSS, Poor Cod (new Species that i know of), Sand Smelt (new Species), Herring (new Species)
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Re: tied my first fly.......

Postby eoghanb » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:16 pm

We all had to start somewhere,I'm sure a hungry mackeral or pollack wouldn't refuse it,Keep at it your tying won't get worse anyway fair play for giving it a go,and always keep an eye out for materials they appear in the most unlikely places,I make great sand eel imitations with the help of my border collie the long hair is great,also try a pound shop and look at the party and art&craft stuff mite get lucky and it's cheap :D
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Re: tied my first fly.......

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:57 pm

it'll catch alright. give it a bash and tell us how you get on :mrgreen:
can imagine pollack, coleys and mack havin a go for sure. sea trout more fussy though!
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Re: tied my first fly.......

Postby nobuzz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:16 am

Nice work. Far better than my first effort.

It'll definitely catch fish.
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