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    This fly was posted on another forum by an Australian tier. Pretty much one of the most technical Traditional flies I've ever seen. This is really dificult and tied with rare materials and pretty much perfectly done.
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    The final touches.

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    Although I have some awesome Jungle Cock I'm not going to be trying this fly.

    I assume a person will do almost anything to retrieve this fly if it hooks onto structure somewhere

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    That is unbelievable!
    I rate the guy used half a JC cape
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    Beautiful! Most salmon flies are showpieces. I have a couple and would'nt dare use them....

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    Very nicely done!
    Must really take some patience to tie up one of those babies..
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    Wow. It is a work of art.

    All it needs is tungsten bead and it will be a lekker Largie fly :-)
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    Salmon flies are great, pretty, need jungle cock, give me a shout, got plenty on a cape.
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    As a kid I used to tie Jock Scotts (one of the most fiddly traditional flies to tie - courtesy of late great grandaunt's tying materials) and adapt them into a brooch as Christmas presents for my mum and gran. They would take me about a week to tie each working say half an hour a day after school. I never used one for actual salmon fishing - worms, purple prawns or Waddingtons were far simpler and more effective...

    PS useless bit of info, when salmon are lying on the river bed and look upwards at a fly, the traditional single hook flies are almost invisible if the fly is riding at ninety degrees to the river bed. That's what made Waddingtons and what are now called tube flies so efficient as no matter what way up they're riding, the fish sees the full profile every time....an interesting concept which I've always tried to incorporate in my nymph flies so that any which way up they ride, they will be visible to the fish
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    That is freakin awsum!!! give that man a bell's!! One day when I'm big and living in Scotland I'll give it a bash!!

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