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Tyler Legg
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Friday, August 20, 2010
Traditional salmonflies (not to be confused with the clumsy, bat-like, giant stoneflies) are fun, but somewhat daunting to tie. I created this one on one of those nights where you've tied just about everything in the book. A salmonfly was the only thing I haven't tackled in a long while. I grabbed the guinea feathers, ostrich, and pheasant skin and got to work. It's not the traditional salmonfly most tyers are used to tying. Not quite as captivating as other salmonflies. I always use generic materials. No orangutan fur, zebra hair, or giraffe mane incorporated into this one! Still, I'll hang it up on the wall with the others.

9 comments:

Mark said...

Awesome! Kinda like the extended body inchworms and the vinyl rib stones I received today.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Mark,

Good to hear they got to you! Tell me how they do when you try them.

Tyler

Mark said...

They arrived in great condition. Looking forward to trying them out soon, hopefully. I'll probably write up a critique over at PTO.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Good deal. I sent them to Dave at Casters Fly Shop and he ships them. Dave is renowned for fantastic service when it comes to shipping.

Brk Trt said...

I like it.
I'll do the same with some of the streamers I tie. Let your imagination take over and tie away.

Anonymous said...

like your blog alot good imformation!!!!!

Bill Trussell said...

Tyler
You should consider selling some of these outstanding flies you tie on Ebay. Your work with tying flies is some of the best I have seen on the net.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Anon,

Thanks for the kind words! Really appreciate it!


Bill,

I'm actually in the process of opening up an online store selling exclusively flies. have to get Sales Tax and licenses situated. Hopefully I'll have it up and running soon!

Mark said...

That's good to know. I've gotten so allergic to tying materials, even with a dust mask on, not sure I can take tying my own much longer.

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