Blue Jays

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One of the most striking feathers used for fly tying is that of the blue jay. These little blue and black barred feathers are used quite extensively for wrapping throats on many Irish trout and salmon flies, and can be use as whole feathers on the wings of various trout and bass flies, as described by Bergman and Marbury, among others. 

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Eunan Hendron, Classic Fly Tyer

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I started tying flies around the age of 12 to fish still water winter competitions on Lough Cowey, Northern Ireland with my dad. After an 18 year break, I again took up fly tying a little over three years ago when my adventure into tying classic style flies began. For the most part I tie winged wet flies, Rangeley (Maine) Style streamers and Atlantic salmon flies as well as some dry flies. It’s been an interesting journey through the classics, and now the vast majority of my flies are from Bergman, Malone, Saracen, Stevens, Kelson, Pryce-Tannatt, Ephemera, Hardy, Tolfrey, amongst many others. I still tie flies for fishing and with my adventure into classics, my general tying has improved immensely. I highly recommend that any fly tyer have a try at classic style flies; you will no doubt see the improvement I’ve seen.

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