Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Not exactly a fly

Shawnny3 has attached these 3 pictures. The message is below.
View Full SizeView Full Size (1.2X larger)
View Full SizeView Full Size (1.2X larger)
View Full SizeView Full Size (1.2X larger)
Shawnny3April 20th, 2010, 6:10 am
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Hello, everyone. I've attached a few photos of my latest tying project, the Golden Arrow. This past hunting season, my father harvested his 100th whitetail deer with a bow. I created the Golden Arrow for him to commemorate the achievement.

The point, shaft, and nock were shaped from a single section of 18-karat gold, 16-gauge wire. The fletching was made from kori bustard and Amherst pheasant. The tying was done completely in hand, back to front, in three distinct sections, lacquering being completed after each step. This allowed the thread wraps to be completely lacquered without lacquer touching the scarlet floss.

You may find a more complete description of my thought process here.

Hope you enjoy it.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
FalsiflyApril 20th, 2010, 6:27 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 657
Once again Shawn, absolutely outstanding!!!!!
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."
MartinlfApril 20th, 2010, 7:48 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2978
Cool, Shawn.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
MartinlfApril 20th, 2010, 7:48 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2978
Cool, Shawn.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Flatstick96April 20th, 2010, 10:25 am
Posts: 127
Really sweet - can't wait to see it in person.

What was the overall length?
Shawnny3April 20th, 2010, 5:23 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Thanks, guys.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
WiflyfisherApril 20th, 2010, 5:30 pm
Wisconsin

Posts: 612
Shawn, that is awesome!

So will your Dad use that to spear the trout? :)
John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com
JADApril 20th, 2010, 5:44 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
Shawn that is remarkable, I'll take a dozen.

JAD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
LastchanceApril 20th, 2010, 6:39 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
Beautiful!
Shawnny3April 21st, 2010, 6:34 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Thanks again, guys.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
CaseyPApril 21st, 2010, 8:41 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
oh, be still, my beating heart!

(and this is by a chemist? Troutnuts really are amazing people!)
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: How often do you fish for trout in streams with no trout?
In General Discussion by Troutnut
5Oct 6, 2006
by Shawnny3
Re: Next-Level Bow and Arrow casting - Joe Humphreys
In General Discussion by TimCat
3Jul 20, 2016
by Troutnut
Re: Small stonefly photos
In Female Amphinemura Stonefly Adult by JaneBug
9Jan 28, 2007
by DMM
Re: Midge Video
In the True Fly Family Chironomidae by JAD
5Mar 4, 2010
by Martinlf
Re: You have to see this..
In General Discussion by Windknot79
1Jul 25, 2010
by Shawnny3
Re: Cool Find Yesterday
In General Discussion by DayTripper
2May 12, 2008
by DayTripper
Re: Help with ID
In the Identify This! Board by Calloway
2Jul 9, 2008
by Wiflyfisher
Re: Troutnut's First Fishing Trip
In Fishing Reports by Dneuswanger
3Jun 5, 2007
by Shawnny3
Re: Wisconsin Driftless
In Fishing Reports by West
4Nov 12, 2012
by Jesse
Re: Fly Tying Symposium
In Fly Tying by Shawnny3
1Nov 16, 2010
by PaulRoberts
Most Recent Posts
Re: Upper Manistee river
In Fishing Reports by Partsman (Brian314 replied)
Re: Wading Staff suggestions?
In General Discussion by NMiAngler (Rbdjr replied)
Re: A death in the family...RIP Leo the Lionheart
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Troutnut replied)
Re: Anual San Pedro Parks Wilderness backpacking trip
In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h (Martinlf replied)
Re: Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Troutnuts with wildflowers from my front yard
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)
Re: Clark's Marsh, flooded
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)
Re: One of my hydropower dam projects just blew out!
In General Discussion by Jmd123
Re: My fly tying buddy
In the Photography Board by Wbranch (Martinlf replied)
Re: Metro Detroit Trout
In Fishing Reports by Summer_doug (Brian314 replied)
Re: Caddis query
In Fly Tying by Roguerat (Wbranch replied)