Fly lapel 4 wedding

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by fishunt, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. fishunt Member

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    Just found out my daughter wants fly lapels for her wedding. Bought the pins and now i need suggestions 4 a pattern to tie on the pins. I am an average fly tier, but no Atlantic salmon patterns (wedding is in 2 weeks). Any suggestions? Thanks for ur help
  2. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    I say tie something in their wedding accent color. Maybe a Royal Wulff style where the floss is their color?
  3. Josh dead in the water

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    That's actually kind of clever.
  4. jeff bandy Make my day

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    I like this idea. So, what color? I'm thinking you'll want to tie it flat so it lays down.
  5. GAT Active Member

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    Good idea. But instead of the Wulff style, go with a streamer style. The hair wings of the Wulff style would stick out too much for a pin.

    Otherwise, I'd go with some basic streamer design... something you feel comfortable tying and uses bright materials. You can make something up and no one would know the difference.. nor care.
  6. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Go with streamer as suggested, in colors of the wedding party...if the pins are long enough, if not go with a winged wet fly with goose shoulder wings. Simple to form and easy to tie on.

    simple saddle hackles, floss and tinsel will get the job done. not expensive at all
    What size are the pins??
  7. fishunt Member

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  8. Norm Frechette Active Member

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  9. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    I suggest taking the predominant color of those three and mixing it with white.

    White floss body, ribbed with gold tinsel.
    "green hackle wing, with Silver pheasant shoulders, and perhaps some kingfisher cheeks.

    The other alternative is to get some goose shoulder, dye it the three colors, and marry them with white.
  10. fishunt Member

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    My daughter and future son-in-law today decided on a Popsicle fly made popular by George Cook. That is ok with me as, although I have never tied one before, it looks like a basic tie. Thanks 2 everyone who chimed in with advice and help.
  11. fishunt Member

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    Wedding is over -what a relief. Wanted 2 show u the chosen lapel fly 4 the wedding. image.jpg thanks for all the suggestions
    anti.team and GAT like this.
  12. huntcoop New Member

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    Very nice and a GREAT idea. Wish I had thought of that 17 years ago.
  13. Steve Unwin Active Member

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    Very clever and cool!
  14. fishunt Member

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    Son-in-law chose a stimulator but we changed the tail and wing to white buck tail instead of deer/elk hair so the lapel could be seen easier on a gray tuxedo. Hope another member can use the idea when it's their turn 4 a wedding