Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Old ways

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    dubai
    Posts
    117

    Default Old ways

    Well the title is a bit misleading, since I was never much of a trout fly tier. Anyhow these are the first freshwater flies I have tied in more than two years, so I thought I would throw them up here for some constructive criticism.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. Default

    Baie mooi! Wat is dit?
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
    Posts
    8,534

    Default

    Mmmm, I think we have some serious competition here! Flip, those look absolutely brilliant! I will fish any of those with absolute confidence, let me tell you! Well done mate!
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

  4. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by armand View Post
    Well the title is a bit misleading, since I was never much of a trout fly tier. Anyhow these are the first freshwater flies I have tied in more than two years, so I thought I would throw them up here for some constructive criticism.
    Seriously though, the RAB (imho) could do with a little less of the "ribbing" on the body - have some more red thread sticking out. But then that is being EXTREMELY critical.
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Durban
    Posts
    2,685

    Default

    Very nicely tied Armand ! Taken any Shad on them yet ?

    Can't really add to the criticism that Mario has already given. What size did you tie them in and how did you find getting back into the small and delicate stuff after all the saltwater tying (I presume) you've been doing ?

    I've been very lazy when it comes to tying flies for the streams, focussing mainly on tying for stillwaters, but I plan to get the stream box fully stocked with nymphs and dries for the new season.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
    Posts
    8,534

    Default

    Dont listen to a word they say Armand. One need only look at one of Tony Biggs' crudely tied RAB's to realize that yours is, if anything tied too neatly!
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Vandia Grove, Gauteng
    Posts
    4,051

    Default

    That's right, Chris S, the tuna don't seem to mind either way!!

    Seriously tho, nicely tied flies

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Gauteng
    Posts
    274

    Default

    Very, very nice. They look fishy enough to me.

  9. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Shelton View Post
    Dont listen to a word they say Armand. One need only look at one of Tony Biggs' crudely tied RAB's to realize that yours is, if anything tied too neatly!
    Uhm, that's my point. The body is too perfectly wound - leave a little Red Arse out there ...
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

  10. Default

    That CDL Parachute is great though - that's gonna line em up!
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •