Fly Fishing Forum - View Single Post - So close but so far
View Single Post
Old 05-12-2003, 03:27 PM
Steelheader69's Avatar
Steelheader69 Steelheader69 is offline
flyfishing catarafter
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: OlyPen, Chehalis System
Posts: 881
Send a message via AIM to Steelheader69 Send a message via Yahoo to Steelheader69
So close but so far

Been trying to perfect some spee/dee style flies on some fly brooch pins. I add my own style, and know I'm not a perfect tyer, but I like them anyways. Well, had what I think is a decent ackroyd on a fly pin. Guess what? I was down to end of my wing materials. ARGH!!!! I may rip apart when I get new stuff, but wanted to finish it anyways. So, wings are a bit short. I had to really trim tight to stem of feather and tie tight to get wings that long. LOL. I guess next time I should double check length of quill before I tie. I had some left, and eyeballed it instead of laying on shank first before cutting. Thought I had enough, but nope, short. Oh well.

But getting there. Wish they looked as good on these stupid pins as they did on normal hooks. Must be the oversized diameters that throw them off. Say they're 3/0 hooks, but have diameter of 8/0 hooks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ackroydpin.jpg
Views:	275
Size:	15.1 KB
ID:	2014  
"Good angling ethic is not a monopoly practiced just by fly fisherman" - Bill McMillan
Reply With Quote