Published Mar 15. 2008 - 14 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Atlantic Herring

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[i:0a78f92e82][u:0a78f92e82][b:0a78f92e82]PharSideBigEyezInsinuation...[/b:0a78f92e82][/u:0a78f92e82][/i:0a78f92e82] w/ Tuffleye Acrylic head...
[img:0a78f92e82]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/BigEyezInsinuation.jpg[...
[img:0a78f92e82]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/TankTest2a.jpg[/img:0a7...

Pete Gray's picture

3D Eyez under Tuffleye acrylic......

petegray

Hi Pete...

Hi Pete

Awesome tie .. what hook is that on ?

Andy

Pete Gray's picture

So many Hooks...So little Time......

G'Day Andy...
The hook in the Dyna-King jaws is a Mustad Signature Series 4/0 Tarpon... (strong/heavy/durable)

The keel hook just prior to your inquiry is an Owner Cutting Point Rig'N Hook 5/0...(#5137-151) I fish it over estuary muscle beds and eel grass and congured up a snagless design.

Below is another more involved keel hook version on an Owner Cutting Point "Oversize Hook" 7/0 (#5110-171) Fished/drifted slowly on a floating line in low light during the Spring Herring estuary parade...

[img:87be498dde]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/KeelHookInsinuation-1.j...

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

Devil 'n Blend synthetic, buck tail, Tuffleye hybrid......

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

'das Juvenile Delinquent Clupea Harengus......

aka: [i:eeefa1c142][b:eeefa1c142]Herring Impaired...[/b:eeefa1c142][/i:eeefa1c142]
[img:eeefa1c142]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7719.jpg[/img:eeefa...
[img:eeefa1c142]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7717.jpg[/img:eeefa...
:roll:
[i:eeefa1c142]high-low tied, acrylic enhanced[/i:eeefa1c142]...
some more white... less golden olive... some crystal phlash...
[img:eeefa1c142]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7725.jpg[/img:eeefa...
[img:eeefa1c142]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7720.jpg[/img:eeefa...
[img:eeefa1c142]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7727.jpg[/img:eeefa...
[img:eeefa1c142]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7731.jpg[/img:eeefa...
Bada BING... Bada BOOM...

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

Phinally got to where I was going......

[b:9174e0fadf]When I get an idea, the initial notion will inevitably [i:9174e0fadf]morph[/i:9174e0fadf]...
The end result is the product of manipulating material to arrive at a target compromise of shape, colour, and texture...
Sometimes the evolution comes together nicely in defined [i:9174e0fadf]stages[/i:9174e0fadf]...
Being able to capture the image makes the R&D aspects more rewarding and much easier to share with friends in the tying community... [/b:9174e0fadf]
[img:9174e0fadf]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7747.jpg[/img:9174e...
[b:9174e0fadf]I was initially trying to insinuate a juvenile... the next was more adolescent...
and phinally, a mature ocean bound herring...[/b:9174e0fadf]
[img:9174e0fadf]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7757.jpg[/img:9174e...
[img:9174e0fadf]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7745.jpg[/img:9174e...
[b:9174e0fadf]more [i:9174e0fadf]obsessive compulsive tweeeekin'[/i:9174e0fadf]... after the fact, I decided to spot weld on a hint of salmon...
gotta' love that magic voodoo acrylic! [/b:9174e0fadf]
[img:9174e0fadf]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/IMG_7763.jpg[/img:9174e...
[b:9174e0fadf]the esteemed [i:9174e0fadf]phocus group[/i:9174e0fadf] will always have the phinal word...[/b:9174e0fadf]
[img:9174e0fadf]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/2006-02-24013.jpg[/img:...
das PHOOD CHAIN...
[img:9174e0fadf]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/PA100006.jpg[/img:9174e...

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

'more tweeeeking......

petegray

Pete Gray's picture

Sandy Neck on the Cape of Cod......

petegray

I don't fly fish in the sea...

[b:15210a2491]I don't fly fish in the sea much, but being an east coast Scot, I do know
something about herring. They were the staple diet of my ancestors for centuries.
Those look good enough to eat. :lol:
That fish you caught looks a beauty.[/b:15210a2491]

Pete Gray's picture

'been a while... 'still alive and kickin......

petegray

Martin Joergensen's picture

Pete,...

Pete,

Nice fly! As always...

And now you're tying on a Norlander vice.

Like my Dutch friend Hans Weilenmann: a man of many vices!? ;-)

Martin

Pete Gray's picture

'way back in the 1900's......

[b:24f2a85073][img:24f2a85073]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/Phracas/P1211455.jpg[/img:24f2a...
Norm and Ruthie [CEO & Chair-person of the Board] on tour...
This photo was taken just before the doors opened at the 2011 Somerset Fly Fishing Show in New Joizey last January...
I first met Norm and Ruthie way back in the late 80's at the Marlboro FF Show in Taxachusetts... the beginning of a genuine friendship...
My vise [at the time] was an HMH which served me very well and is still in my collection of venerable "kinetic sculptures"...
After watching Norm do his thing, I made the investment and I've never had any regrets...
The "Automatic Bobbin" completes the package and is brilliant phrosting on the cake!...
EVERY time I get to watch Norm, I ALWAYS learn a few more amazing tricks...
And I ALWAYS enjoy spending time with quality and innovative tools [Lord knows, I have more than my fair share]...
Nor-Vise... NO regrets! [/b:24f2a85073]

petegray

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