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: "Yellow Jacket" Flatwing


boarmountain
12-27-2002, 03:05 PM
Here is My "Yellow Jacket"

striblue
12-27-2002, 04:07 PM
Nice proportions Mike..as usual for you...Is it yellow and Chartruse.? Sometimes it's hard to tell from photos..

boarmountain
12-27-2002, 04:18 PM
The tail is white ,yellow, chartruse badger saddles. The collar is yellow bottom, apple green sides. Chartruse wing.

saltydog
12-27-2002, 05:13 PM
BOARMOUNTAIN, SUPER:D great flatwings Ill be looking for all you do. havent had time to even start them but will do after the fly shows. Im just about all caught up w/ my stuff.
"GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN":smokin:

saltydog
12-27-2002, 05:30 PM
BOARMOUNTAIN, are or do you use KENNY'S SADDLES on your flies? can you substitute ? an do they always have to be
SUPER LONG, like he does. being NEW at this FLAT WING stuff, just woundering?
'GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN":smokin:

boarmountain
12-27-2002, 05:56 PM
I have one of ken's saddles. They are very nice.However there are alot of saddles that can sub. (Ken's saddles are by whiting .)
I have used Cabelas premium saddles by whiting, Metz saddles and I have found several that are no name brands at different fly shops.
I buy white ,grizzly and silver badger and dye them myself.
I will be searching the NJ fly show next month for sutible saddles.
The length is determined by the bait your trying to copy. I tie them as small as 2".

striblue
12-27-2002, 05:57 PM
Rich, all I know is that Kenny's cost $30 a pack..so right now I have only about 4..of the basic colors muself.

Doc Duprey
12-29-2002, 12:15 PM
Mike,

Another beautiful fly. I particularly like the chartreuse badger. Is that a home-dyed silver badger? If so, what dyes are you using? The results look great!

This color combination looks like a real winner to me. I expect the fish will strongly agree.

Best regards,

-Doc

boarmountain
12-29-2002, 01:03 PM
Doc,
I dye all my own materials. I used veniard dyes. I mixed my own chartruse, a little green w/ yellow.

saltydog
12-30-2002, 02:10 PM
Boarmountain, thanks you for the info on the saddles,

"GOOD LUCK GOODTYIN":smokin:

boarmountain
12-30-2002, 03:11 PM
Your welcome

RayStachelek
12-30-2002, 05:45 PM
Mike

Quick question: How close is the picture color rendition to the actual colors of the dye saddles?

boarmountain
12-30-2002, 06:31 PM
the colors are pretty on.The chartruse badger is a little greener, the flash washed it out. Same on the collar.