A double-winged Akroyd tied on a massive #8/0 (close to #9/0) hook that I got the other day. To tie married wing patterns, or single-wing dee/spey on these massive hooks warrants the very largest of toppings and materials, so I didn’t start out with that, but I’d rather start with double-winged version of the Akroyd. The fly is tied with gut-sub, and is fully gutted, so I *could* take it for a swing next year…. I’ll just have to remember a helmet before I do so.
Akroyd on Flypattern.org:
Today a rather big freestyle session on a #5/0 Harrison Bartleet Long Dee hook. Waiting for a project that requires some very long wings, so I thought I’d spend the Sunday on some practice. Keeping the wing set high and with quite dark tones in the body and wing will contrast well with the grey heron hackle.
Dunt, on a Daiichi 2271 #1 – http://flyhooks.org/daiichi/2271
Working through some different dee patterns with variations to fill up the box for next years season.
A Dee variant of the Mar Lodge pattern that I have had a version by Junji Ichimura open in my browser for a long time! Back from vacation and found this to be a good pattern to get started on the autumn tying again.