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Old 12-06-2004, 01:09 AM
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Well I live too far away from any fishable water for a day trip so finaly sat down and tied my first builtwing classic - I have been contemplating this for some time as, as a teenager I happened across a collection of gut eyed flies and have been fascinated by them for some time - unfortunately trout fishing and the flies to catch them always got in the way, then came steelhead and an interest in speyflies and finaly it is too cold for anymore trips for a while!
Hopefully this will shatter any ilusions that some might have that I too am a victem of intruder madness.
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:17 AM
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Beautiful tie, SpeyDoc! Even more so in that it's your 'first' builtwing!


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Old 12-06-2004, 08:31 AM
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Very nice indeed!

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Old 12-06-2004, 10:41 AM
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Simply stunning!
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:21 AM
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Hey speydoc...

I agree, that is a very nice job!
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:25 AM
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Sweet! Gives me a little motivation to take the jump from feather wings to married wings.

Very nice floss work.

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Old 12-06-2004, 12:16 PM
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Hey speydoc, great fly, welcome to the club! Now the madness begins! Ha Ha Ha

Happy Trails!
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:40 PM
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Nice fly! And as Ron alluded in his post, you thought Intruder madness was bad.
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:23 PM
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Yup - I guess I'm a goner, but what a way to go!
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:30 PM
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Hey G where did you get the swan?.......
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:44 PM
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Jim - where do you think? I just sent you an email.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:29 AM
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Hi
The Green Highlander is one few green Classic's. Very nice work, well done!
Another Green Classic
This is taken from:
The Fishing Gazette
April 24, 1886

The Green Islander

Tag; silver twist and gold colour floss.

Tail; a topping, red parrot, and widgeon

Butt; black ostrich.

Body; two turns gold colour floss, remainder light pea green fur, very much picked out.

Ribbed; flat silver tinsel (broad) and silver twist

Hackle; light pea green, commencing at gold colour floss and closely wound on.

Shoulder; light yellow hackle-medium quantity

Wing; first, two broad strips of brown turkey feather, with long black band and longish white tip, then two strips bustard, married strips blue and green swan, and lastly (on top) strips of pheasant tail feather

Cheek; jungle, single

Horns; blue macaw

Head; black wool

Dressed by John A Dunbar, fishing-tackle maker, The Esplanade, Oban,N.B.

This dressing doesn't mention a topping over the wing. If I were dressing it, I would add this.
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:40 PM
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Great looking fly. Good job!!!
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