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Gray Ghost Tied in hand

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Started this one on tuesday night, finished it yesterday.

First photo the fly has had one coat of cellire, last photo, the head is unfinished.

Hook is an antique Allcock 2811 Size 2 8XL, just like Carrie Stevens used to tie her flies, in hand! I only wish i'd had larger Silver pheasant for the cheeks, so I"ll likely strip the hook and retie the fly again when I get a new silver skin

Eunan

Head finished with one coat of cellire
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Raw materials
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Body done, next wind the tag and rib
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Finished
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Prior to moving on, I preformed the wings, a la Stevens
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Herl and Bucktail added
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GP crest throat
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GP Crest underwing
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Wings mounted and head finished, with orange band
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A gray ghost i tied in the vise last year, including a white hackle throat.
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Posted on: 1/24 10:03


Re: Gray Ghost Tied in hand

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Very nice. Where did you find the hook? Not that I'm gonna run out and buy some. The Martinek hooks suffice for my occasional and pedestrian flies. Gray Ghosts are one of my favorites. Your head is a lot neater that Carrie used to get them.

Posted on: 1/24 13:55


Re: Gray Ghost Tied in hand

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Thanks for the compliments...I only put one coat of cellire on the head on purpose, as most of the heads of stevens flies that i've seen (albeit in books) seemed to be done like that. I mean, they werent perfectly formed shiny heads...

Hook was a freebie from a buddy. Hoping i can get some more.
Occasionally they come up for sale on ebay.

Posted on: 1/24 15:07


Re: Gray Ghost Tied in hand

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By Jove I think he's got it, nicely done.

Posted on: 1/24 18:42
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Very nice Eunan

Posted on: 1/24 18:48


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Beautiful, can I get a dozen?

Posted on: 1/24 21:29
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Re: Gray Ghost Tied in hand

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If you supply the allcock hooks, I'll tie you a dozen

Posted on: 1/24 23:41






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