Married Wing Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Cameron Derbyshire, May 25, 2013.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I watched the Don Bastian dvd and tying a fly called a Trout Fin looks very doable and appears very pretty.
     
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    'Married' wing implies more than one color or type of fiber.

    I'll participate in this one if there is space.
     
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    yes and my skill at doing so implies your gonna get ONE color
    if I were to tie one

    Still looking forward to
    what you guys come up with
     
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    Marriage scares me . . .
     
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    After watching the Don Bastian dvd's, inventoring my tying supplies and ordering the shortfalls, I tied up a prototype body today. I should have the beard hackle sometime next week and will finish the first fly at that time. If one watches enough videos where neatness and tying methods are stressed, it improves one's tying. I have a body and rib so neatly done it looks like one I would pay for.

    Eunan gave me some tips on winging the other day and I eliminated the folding problem of the offside wing and am now with a neatly tied down quill wing.

    10 perfect #8 bodies sitting there just waiting for hackle and married wings.
     
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  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I tied up one of these today to work on the "married wing learning curve". I'm waiting on schlappin hackle for the fly I'm doing in the swap. Good thing I worked on the learning curve as I found out marrying wings is easier than I thought but one needs to leave enough room on the head or make sure when switching from white to black thread to position the wing tie in point far enough back. I have a nice looking fly but a tad of the wing shows up in front of the head. Also the the head cement I used is very thin and wicked up into the wing butts ends, a no-no.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Here's my first attempt at a married wing. It looked better before the head cement wicked up the wing. I learned a little about wing proportions.

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    so, how many are in this swap, and what is the actual deadline
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    SF,

    I've seen what looks like 4 so far and it appears the swap is still open for applicants. I have my bodies done and am waiting for more schlappin for the beard hackle. I've done some more "trout fin" style flies and they look better than the example above. Starting to come together for me.
     
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    You guys have all the tiers you need?

    I may be interested in tying some Parmachenie Belles for this swap - down in the #10-12 range for trout. That sound alright if there's still room?
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    My flies are done if there is a swap. If not I have some nice looking flies for display.