Monday, September 3, 2012

Inspiration is where ya find it!

I was enjoying my wildflower garden this cool Labor Day morning and noticed these newly emerged flowers.  They struck me as having great salmon fly colors.  I'm in the midst of tying a batch of Golden Pheasant Speys for our upcoming Miramichi trip, and thought I'd see how the colors translated into a salmon fly.  I like it!  Click on the pic for the big picture.

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  1. My wife says those flowers are 'cosmos' - any thoughts as to a name?
    That's a great looking fly!

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  2. Thanks, guys! I tied several of them in a couple sizes so I can fish it when I'm up in a couple weeks, Howie. If it hooks up, then we'll have to work on a name...but I'm thinking, thanks to your knowledgeable wife, that we'll need to work Cosmos into it!

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  3. I'll let her know, pending success on the river she may have played a hand in naming a Tanner original -- she'll be tickled pink, er fuscia! ;D

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  4. Beautiful. Natural beauty duplicated in your vise.

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  5. Brk Trt, I suspect there are some more effective color combinations lurking in my wildflower garden! Seems only natural (pun intended), as you suggest!

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