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Shawnny3December 10th, 2007, 2:06 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Here's the first of my artistic salmon flies, called Revolution. To see my other flies and many more photos, check out the site in my signature line.

I reserve all rights to my photos. Please don't copy this image.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
CaseyPDecember 10th, 2007, 3:23 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
simply cannot believe what i'm seeing...absolutely amazing, Shawn! art at its finest, to be sure.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
TroutnutDecember 10th, 2007, 4:15 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2723
You've really gotta see that one in 3D to appreciate it. The spiral he's made with the feathers is really cool. Very impressive!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GrannomDecember 10th, 2007, 4:36 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Do I see a "D" on the head? Wow a woowie! Nice site. GOLD hooks! Have you ever fished for Atlantic salmon?...Used your pieces of art?
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
FalsiflyDecember 11th, 2007, 9:09 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 660

Shawn,
The quintessence of fly tying art, destined to become collector items. I wish you the best of good fortune. Will they be numbered?

I urge all to take a few moments and explore Shawn's site.

Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
MartinlfDecember 11th, 2007, 2:10 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3165
I would second that urging. Amazing work.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
SmallstreamDecember 11th, 2007, 7:02 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
unreal!
Shawnny3December 12th, 2007, 8:23 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Thank you for your kind words, gentlemen. To have my work appreciated by such knowledgeable and passionate people is a truly great reward. Even though I hope someday to make money with my tying (or at least pay off the substantial debt I've accrued via this project), the real reason I engaged this project in the first place was to share my vision for artistic flies with people like you. I appreciate your affirmation more than you know.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
MartinlfDecember 12th, 2007, 11:06 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3165
Plus you shut down my teasing on the jointed flies thoroughly, Shawn. That should be, as they say in the Mastercard ads, "priceless."
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123December 13th, 2007, 8:38 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2536
So Shawn, have you flung any of these creations at Atlantic salmon yet? Or, steelhead for that matter? Or are they strictly for the art of it?

Early in my tying career, I decided to take on as many challenges as I could. I found a couple of books with several hair-wing and mixed-feather-wing Atlantic salmon flies in them, and met the challenge. I'm sure I could tie them much better today, but I am still proud of the Green Highlander I managed to put together. And without having to purchase a bunch of exotic feathers!

Those flies are actually in the box right now awaiting for me to get off my ass and go steelhead fishing...

COOL flies, man! I like the signature "D" on the head, too.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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