For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Alan,You are, and have been for years, operating at a level of tying that just boggles my mind! These beauties that you have listed here are evidence of this! Your style of tying is clean and right and it is a joy to behold! Please keep up the awesome "work" that you do! Dougsden
DougsdenThanksDoug your words are kind. I have a passion for these flies and I strive to bring that passion forward.I'm glad that they bring some enjoyment to you and others.
Lovely ties Alan. The two "No Name" flies are my favorites.
billpThanksBill I believe they were streamers tied in my early days. And I don't know why I never named them.
Love those kind of flies. Just to look at them and in your mind, think what it takes to tie one. Amazing.
Mark KautzThanksMark they look complicated but they are actually not. It's the time required to complete the various steps needed to produce one.
Those are some great ties Alan and I like the profile of that style streamer. Sometime in January or February I tie some similar streamers and it does help brighten the dreary season. I admit to not using them often but do take a few fish each season normally fishing them upstream. Nice work!
NJpatbeeThanksPat it does help past time during the winter season. There is no rush to complete one so your work can be enjoyed as you progress on the streamer. When completed you have a beautiful fly and suddenly it's late March.
Oh Alan these streamers are wonderful .. !! What to say more just by looking at them you see perfection and good taste in style! This is only produced by the experience you have in making these styles of streamers ... it's nice to look at them. Excellent job I congratulate you.I thank you for showing my sketches they also look beautiful from here ... !! A warm hug for this future cool season.
Armando MilosevicThanksArmando time and more time will yield fine streamers as you well know.Your art work is beautiful and should be shared. That warm hug will be needed very soon.
Alan, I have yet to dabble in featherwing streamers, but yours are inspiration to do so.
Matt HardingThanksMatt there are a couple of them that I think would work well on your sea-run Cutts. Tie up a few and give them a run, love to hear the results.
Alan, those are beautiful and works of art if you ask me. I know they would catch fish too!
SamThanksSam I pretty certain a couple of them would make great attractor patterns. Very enjoyable flies to tie.
AlanThese streamers and the ones I have framed you tied for me are evidence that you are in a class of your own when it comes to tying outstanding streamers. Thanks for sprucing up our den wall with your work at the vice-----by the way my oldest grandson has already laid claim to them
Bill TrussellThanksBill that's wonderful. Giving to our families those items that we hold dear. It's a fine gesture on your part. Many conversations will be had in future times.
While perusing old posts, I saw your 2014 post on the Stevens method. Is that how the wings on these are tied?
AnonymousThanksI use the Stevens method on my featherwing streamers. Any time you are using multiple feathers in a streamer that is the best way to secure them.