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Old Nov 28, 2010, 7:12 AM   #1
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I have two hobbies that fill my days. One is photography, the other is flyfishing.
If you're a fly fisher person, you quickly realize that tying your own flies is mandatory or else you'll go broke buying these little bits of fur and feather on a steel hook.


I've managed to combine the two hobbies and take photographs of some of the streamer flies I tie, matte them and sell them to various shops in the area catering to fly fisherman.

Here are the latest ones:
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Lovely ties (photos also). While I do tie my own flies - mostly dries for trout, I couldn't match what you have done. The second one looks like a good one for salmon. I tried checking the patterns in the couple of books I have but wasn't able to match them.

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Very nice effect...!
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Lovely ties (photos also). While I do tie my own flies - mostly dries for trout, I couldn't match what you have done. The second one looks like a good one for salmon. I tried checking the patterns in the couple of books I have but wasn't able to match them.

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Hi,

Thanks for the response and it's good to hear from someone who also does a bit of fly fishing.

The first is a variation of a Gray Ghost streamer, designed by Carrie Stevens, a famous fly tier from the Rangeley Lakes area of Maine.
I say variation, because I tie them on a slightly shorter shanked hook than the original and it is a more sparsely tied version than the original.

The second is indeed a Salmon Fly. It's called the Durham Ranger. I tied that more than 20 years ago when my motor skills were significantly more deft. It would take me hours to replicate that fly today

If your interested in some other flies that I've done , you can see them at this link:

http://zig123.smugmug.com/Other/Note...50649276_3g8hV


This is a photo of the original fly not digitally modified:
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Hi,

Thank you. much appreciate your taking the time to look and to comment.
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Well, as usual zig, you have taken the flys from being tools for fishermen, and elevated them to works of art.
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Well, as usual zig, you have taken the flys from being tools for fishermen, and elevated them to works of art.
Hi Steven,

That's very kind of you to say. It's much appreciated.

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