Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jack Devlin, Mar 28, 2013.
Getting ready for Silvers. Tying up some 6-7 inch Flatwing Herring patterns.
Fly! My little pretties. Fly, fly, fly!
Those look great Jack, and thanks for the good presentation in Gig Harbor last week, I learned a lot about my favorite flies.
Those are beautiful
Great looking flat wings Jack, as always!!!!
These forums need a like button. I'd click it for those.
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
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.
You can't "Like" your own post, silly. That's why you can't see it.
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. I do like those flat wings, a lot more than my post.
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.
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.
Those are really sweet. I've always loved flatwings but I don't really fish in the salt so I've never tied any.
Yes. There is a like button. I'll click it now!
That green color flatwing works great
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.
Your flatwings look terrific! Thanks for posting the video, I am going to go watch it now!
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.
I can see another trip to the fly shop is order. I will get over it tough.