Do they catch fish? They are pretty nifty though. My cousin for his wedding, instead of flowers he and the groomsmen had fancy tied fly pins on their tuxes, it was pretty sweet and they were pretty big. Can anybody do that? I might get married at some point and the fish would like that especially the small ones which I usually catch!
I'd think they would. I'm thinking about getting me some of those...
$2.75 each, not bad huh?
The British salmon fly tying traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries that used exotic materials and complicated patterns were exported to the countries the British exported and occupied. In North America and other parts of the world, gradually these pattern were changed and new ones designed to make use of the more easily obtainable local animal skins and feathers. They were also designed to suit the different natural conditions and local fish. Hairwings were used instead of brightly colored feathers from tropical birds. They worked as well if not better, Hairwing salmon flies have now become the norm and the traditional feather-winged patterns are now more commonly found as framed works of art that hang in gentlemen's studies and behind bars.
The Silver Doctor is one of the fully dressed patterns much loved by salmon anglers of the 19th century and early 20th century. The dressings of these patterns were extremely complicated and included many exotic plumages from endangered birds. Modern substitute materials have enabled the Silver Doctor still to be fished,. It is one of the flies that the British took to Norway and Canada at an early date with great effect. James Wright was its designer back in 1850. The silver body, red and blue coloring make this fly distinctive.
Fly Fisherman and Tyer , Dave Botelho has obtained the tying recipes of these Scandinavian Classics and has had them duplicated precisely by Umpqua Fly Tyer John Kimani
Hi I tie these flies i live in John Day Oregon. There is allot of history in these flies.
The link on the umpqua tier the pic. of the Trahene flys is a poster of the flies that were tied by Kim Rasmasen of Copenhagen Denmark the original set of flies sold for over $10,000.
And Mr. McPhail is 1 of the best tiers going rite now
It worked and yes fish finger i use lots of exotic materials. I tie mostly freestyles
but i do tie some classic patterns. And you all wont believe i started tying a year and 4 months ago. also if you want to see my work in person i will be tying at the Oregon conclave on march 16 and 17 in Albany
Fish finger yes 16 months. It started at home with a broken back after you sit in a char for a few months you start looking for something to do with your hands. I found the web site i linked above. and seen all the awesome tiers and told myself i can do that so threw some contacts threw that site i got some materials and started. i am self tot. I had the honer to be invited to tie at the fff international conclave in whitefish Montana last year.
My creations come from long hours staring at materials. and studding classic flies and just altering patterns. as for my other ambition is tying realistic s
Wow man, you got skills that ki... err... ties. Those bugs scared me for a sec until I noticed theres a hook in them. Thats how real they are. Nice butterfly like flies... Sure are perrtyful. Do you tie for the sake of tying and fun or for actual catching fish? I would hate to get something like those wet.