Three Kings....

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

  1. Mark Mercer Member

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    There's always been a few Spey flies I've wanted to tie but didn't have acceptable hackles. I now have some coque that I feel is close enough to Spey cock to use. After attempting the Kelson trio I figured I'd do the three kings that I've always wanted to do. Red King 2/0 XL, Green King and Purple King both on a CS10/3 3/0... Anyway, hope you like them...
    Thanks for looking,
    Mark
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  2. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Dang Mark, those are too pretty to fish. They'd look great framed over that background however. VERY nicely done! Thanks for sharing. I'm getting so shaky that the once gorgeous flies I used to craft now look like they were tied using a blender (but I'll keep right on tying while I wait for the medicos to figure-out a fix.).
  3. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Cracking flies Mark....


    Congrats, BTW!
  4. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks Jim and Eunan, I really appreciate your kind words.
    Jim, best of luck and just keep tying, after all it's just fishing and we're alot pickier then the fish.....
  5. mlwebb New Member

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    Those are very nice speys Mark, the hackle looks great.
    And congratulations on two #1's in the classicflytying competition.
    Michael
  6. Speyrod GB Member

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    Well done!
  7. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks for your comments guys, Eunan and Michael appreciate the congrats for the contest, I still can't believe I did that well.....

    Mark
  8. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Very nice Mark

    TC
  9. 1morecast Active Member

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    Port Angeles
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    Very nice! I like how you have the wings sitting nice and low.
  10. Davy Active Member

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    very nice Mark, nice set
  11. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Three superb ties there, Mark. I am really liking the Red King. The floss rib on the Green King is especially nice.

    Jack
  12. FT Active Member

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    Burlington, WA
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    Very nicely done!
  13. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks everyone.... Glad you like them, they're fun ties....