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    Default First fly posting - be gentle!

    It was just the other day I asked on the forum if someone could please tie me some droppers and Rory came to my rescue. After that I decided to buy a cheapy vice and some materials and try my hand at it. After that, the Rubicon Fly incident got me hooked and I started to enjoy trying something I thought was only done by old ballies sitting at oak desks wearing thick glasses and a headlamp.

    Anyways as I am new to this and it is my first self-tied-fly posting I would love to hear any comments and definately advice!
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    They are all awesome, very well done! All will produce fish.

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    Good going Mario, these are good first time flies. Just cosentrate on body and thorax dimensions and there shapes. WELL DONE. Hope to see plenty more.

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    Well Done!! Much better then my first attempts!! I wouldn't even post them on a public forum. Those will def catch fish!

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    Awesome flies Humpy! Can I place an order?
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    Why should we be gentle? They all look good. I've tried to take pictures of a fly I made the other day. I gave up when the battery on the camera went. Needless to say I'm not a good photographer.

    Oh yes the flies really looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frikb View Post
    Why should we be gentle? They all look good. I've tried to take pictures of a fly I made the other day. I gave up when the battery on the camera went. Needless to say I'm not a good photographer.

    Oh yes the flies really looks good.
    Be good to see your fly, get batteries quick and post. I also still battle with pics of my flies, so what! Then you get critisism on both fly and photo skills.

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    Thanks all - thanks Rory - I only started tying when the ones I got from you were finished. Evry single fly you gave me caught a bucket load of fish. I even tried to clone the ones you gave me. It's just not the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhumpy View Post
    Thanks all - thanks Rory - I only started tying when the ones I got from you were finished. Evry single fly you gave me caught a bucket load of fish. I even tried to clone the ones you gave me. It's just not the same...
    Mario, practice makes perfect, after that they will be the same.

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    All good.

    Only crit or rather suggestion from my side, bearing in mind I'm no expert tyer. When you do a collar/thorax behind a bead with PH or dubbing, overdub just a little. then when you whip finish you stroke the dubbing back with your fingers as you pull tight on your finish/hitch. This will help conceal your thread wraps and whip finish behind the bead.

    Esssentially your collar/thorax will cup the bead as opposed to being some ways away from it. Hope that is understandable.
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