“Purple Heart”

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This is my tribute to all of our service members who were wounded in action. This fly will be framed with a replica of the Purple Heart medal. My plan is to use a South American hardwood called purple heart. When first cut this wood is brown in color, but when exposed to sunlight it turns to a beautiful vibrant shade of purple.

To all service members, past and present, thank you for your service. We owe you a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Duty, Honor, Country

Duty, Honor, Country

The completed project and I must say the photo does not do justice to the piece. The frame is Sipo (a mahogany type wood from the Congo) in my standard configuration. This piece was given to Dr. Patrick Reilly Ph.D when he retired after 25+ years of helping veterans.

 

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Casting For Recovery

To answer a request from the Fly Tyer Forum for flies for this wonderful organization I will be donating the following flies; 14 Stinulators, 14 Humpies, and as a bouns 14 Damsel/Dragon flies.

Casting For Recovery 2/2013

Damsels/Dragons CFR 2/13

Stimulators & Humpies CFR 2/13

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Framed “Fools Gold”

"Fools Gold" in Frame

A single salmon/steelhead fly in a red oak shadow box w/triple mat. Frame measures approximately 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 1.5″. Fly is a “Fools Gold” tied on an Alec Jackson spey hook size 1.5.

Originator: Mike Kennedy

Tyer: Tom Fulton

$100 shipping included

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“Romeyn”

"Romeyn" circa 1890

This fly was described in Mary Orvis Marbury’s book Favorite Flies and Their Histories, published in 1892. The originator was Dr. Ely of Keensville, NY circa 1890. I copied this fly from a photo of the fly tied by Mike Boyer. I tied this fly on an Alec Jackson blind eye spey hook size 1.5.

Frames available for this fly in size 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 2″.

Frames are solid wood and finished with 3 coats of hand rubbed clear lacquer inside and out. Frames are all natural in color; no stains or dyes have been used.

Red Oak, Old Growth Redwood, Old Growth Douglas Fir – $100
Zebra Wood – $125

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“US Coast Guard”

"USCG"

This is the 5th and final fly in this series. The married strip tail represents a new tying media for me. The first tail took several hours to make and the end result was a tail that was too big. My second attempt was 1/2 the size of the original and it is part of this fly. In the next couple of weeks I hope to have all the flies framed and at that time I will post the finished piece.

Parts List for the USCG,

Hook: Mustad 3300 #7
Thread: Danville white flat waxed nylon
Tag: gold Mylar
Tail: Red, White, Blue goose shoulder
Butt: Peacock hurl
Body: Metallic blue thread, corded
Rib: Holographic Mylar (space between the butt and body is intentional)
Belly: White buck tail over red and blue Krystal Flash
Wing: Red buck tail
Topping: Golden Pheasant crest
Head: Black Uni-thread 8/0 w/3 coats of Sally Hansen’s

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“U.S. Army”

"US Army"

This is the 4th fly in the military series. The official colors of the US Army are black and gold. I used a light gold for this fly which reminded me of the gold braid and hash marks on my fathers uniform.

Hook: Mustad 3300 #7
Thread: Danville 210 denier flat waxed in white
Tag: Mylar, gold
Tail: Golden Pheasant, yellow body feather
Butt: Peacock hurl
Body: corded, light gold metallic thread
Rib: 4 strands black metallic thread twisted
Belly: Peacock breast feather
Under wing: Krystal Flash fluorescent orange
Wing: black kid goat
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Topping: Golden Pheasant crest
Head: Uni-Thread 8/0 black w/3 coats of Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails

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