Friday, 10 December 2010

Fly Candy

Looking back on my season Chartreuse was one of the stand out colours for me here on the island. So I spent yesterday blending natural belly with chartreuse and black with chartreuse mirror image to produce this set of realistic baitfish patterns.

Unfortunately my primative lighting set up in my ramshackle studio doesn't give a true reflection of the blended colours as well as I would have liked. Still I'm more than happy with the flies. All are around 100mm - 120mm length all tied onto salvaged hooks from last season.

There is something about blending colours that I find quite rewarding, Sure it takes a lot of time but well worth the effort you put in.



I've set aside today to blend up some pink/white and grey variations for next season so stay tuned for further developments.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi
Congratulations for your blog
I'm a french pike fly fishermen
I read your blog all days and I'm very impressed by your tying
Is it possible to send you an order for flies like your last image minnows or your fly candy
Thanks
regards
Nicolas

Jose said...

Hi Simon,
As usual, great flies!!!!
Your tying skills impress me a lot and inspire me as well!
Greatings from Portugal!
José Barbosa

James O Durbin II said...

Simon-
I have a bathroom overhead light that uses a roughly 18 inch in diameter flourescent light bulb. I lay my flies inside the upside down bulb system to have a nice smooth lighting from all directions. I pulled the guts of the light out and mounted to a flat piece of wood.

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Nicolas
in the right column click the by my flies here banner or if there is something specific you are looking for use the contact form and I'll email you back.Thanks for the complements

Jose,
Cheers mate,much appreciated

James,
Nice Idea,I might have to look into that. Think I'm getting some proper small pro lighting for an xmas pressie....fingers crossed.

Pete McD said...

We dig