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Red_green_hJanuary 16th, 2021, 7:20 am
New Mexico

Posts: 84
Here it is. My attempt at a Royal Wulff. I know areas I need to improve on. The transitions between the peacock herl and red body can be cleaner and more distinct. I should've done more raps with the hackle too. But overall I'm pleased and look forward to improving. I guess the big test will be if it catches fish.

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Ryan Norris
"a day not catching anything is better than a day not fishing at all"
RogueratJanuary 16th, 2021, 7:34 am
Posts: 463
Ryan,

Well done, and with a fairly difficult fly to start with! I wouldn't be overly concerned with tying this pattern too 'sparse' either, it looks 'fishy' with the hackle the way it is...as you said, the trout will be the final arbiter. Lots of suggestions and advice on tying already, I'll only add that Kelly Galloup has a good Youtube thing going and every now and then I'll catch a couple hours of his vast experience and some welcome (dry) humor as a bonus...

Keep tying, time at the vise will only make you better at it!

Roguerat

"Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
PartsmanJanuary 17th, 2021, 12:43 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 353
It will catch fish, keeping working at it. It’s a life long pursuit.
Mike.
MartinlfJanuary 17th, 2021, 7:45 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3108
Mike's right; it will catch fish. In time you'll find it all will get easier; as with most things, practice and experience will pay off.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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