Flatwing Herrings

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jack Devlin, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Getting ready for Silvers. Tying up some 6-7 inch Flatwing Herring patterns.
    Jack
     
  2. Bert

    Bert Registered Potamophile

    Fly! My little pretties. Fly, fly, fly!
     
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  3. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Those look great Jack, and thanks for the good presentation in Gig Harbor last week, I learned a lot about my favorite flies.
     
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  4. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Those are beautiful
     
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  5. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    Great looking flat wings Jack, as always!!!!
     
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  6. pittendrigh

    pittendrigh Active Member

    These forums need a like button. I'd click it for those.
     
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  7. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    There should be a like button but for some reason (like a moderator with a big ego playing games) it is missing from my thread.
    I will record your "like" in my personal "like" register. Thanks
    Jack
     
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  8. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    There is a like button on the right hand side below the post, next to reply. What are you two viewing the forum with that you can't see them?

    I assure you that no moderator is "playing games" with you. None of us have the ability to do stuff like you describe that I am aware of.
     
  9. Bert

    Bert Registered Potamophile

    You can't "Like" your own post, silly. That's why you can't see it.
     
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  10. psycho

    psycho Active Member

    I am sure that you can like your own post, you just cannot be egotistical and inform every one by having a button to press.:D I do like those flat wings, a lot more than my post.:D
     
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  11. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Just sitting here tying some flies and having a few Sam Adams. Haven't you guys ever wanted to just hug yourselves?:)
    I have to remember to add the funny face when I am kidding around.
    Jack
     
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  12. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    While not a herring, I think this one will work for silvers. About 6 inches long. Perhaps a bit more flash would be better.
    While I was tying tonight, one of the bulbs in my florescent fixture blew out. The fixture is only 2 feet above my head and I heard this loud sizzling noise and then realized the light dimmed. Never knew they made a noise. Never been that close to one when it blew.
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  13. troutdopemagic

    troutdopemagic Active Member

    Those are really sweet. I've always loved flatwings but I don't really fish in the salt so I've never tied any.
     
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  14. pittendrigh

    pittendrigh Active Member

    Oooooooooooooooooooooops.
    Yes. There is a like button. I'll click it now!
     
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  15. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    That green color flatwing works great
     
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  16. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Here is another one in chartreuse. I think it will work good.
    Tied up eight flatwings last night on four beers. When I started the ninth fly I broke my thread three times in a row. Time to quit for the evening.:)
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  17. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    Jack
    Your flatwings look terrific! Thanks for posting the video, I am going to go watch it now!
     
  18. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Hi Jeff,
    In the "Fly Tying Step By Step" forum there is a link to a Tightlines video on tying the single feather Flatwing. The tyer in the video is Joe Cordiero - the Master!
    Take a look at it. Also, Joe has a book available on Blurb (self published). The originator of the flatwing, Kenney Abrames, has a book too called "A Perfect Fish". The video will get you going. Once you learn the technique you can make them in any size, color combo etc.
    Jack
     
  19. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    Thanks Jack!
     
  20. Speyrod GB

    Speyrod GB Member

    I can see another trip to the fly shop is order. I will get over it tough. :)
     
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