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Shawnny3April 20th, 2010, 6:10 am
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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: 656
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: 2961
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: 2961
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

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