Crossover- by Shawn Mitchell

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on September 28, 2014 7:34 pm

Ever question how fully dressed salmon fly goes from a bare iron to a masterpiece? Well here is an inside look from a Master, Shawn Mitchell. This is a tutorial, but no in a normal sense. This is a step by step, not a how to. If you want to learn “How to” dress one of these flies… learn, practice, repeat, a lot.

Want to see more of Shawn’s work? Here are all his Hatches posts – http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/tag/shawn-mitchell

Shawn lives in Perth Western Australia and can be reached at shawnmitchell@bigpond.com

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7 Comments

  1. Ad Hoogenboezem says:

    Great fly Shawn !!!

    Kind regards, Ad

    my site: http://www.adhflytier.nl

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  2. Bob says:

    I followed it until he turned it into a vodoo doll with all those pins. I can see that he somehow snaked the hackles between the wing feathers, but I don’t understand how. And what’s going on with the shaving mirror?

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  3. Aroostookflytier says:

    this is one great job! But where are you going to get someone
    to shell out 4 to 6 hundred bucks for it. GREAT JOB THOUGH!!

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  4. Steve Morris says:

    I see a needle threading the black floss between wing layers – presumably the hackle was wound forward the same way? Hellish fiddly though.

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  5. Rick Reda says:

    Masterpiece for sure with it’s home being a shadow box. And yes, I also would like to know how he spun the hackle through all the wing layers? Definitely a head turner.

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  6. claude dussault says:

    i am not an expert of fly tying but i can see a masterpeade when i see one. very scillful artist. thanks for this beautiful dream.

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  7. Sean Mooney says:

    I am in awe as to how you put that together. I see it is gorgeous, but very busy. I like a classic fly too, and have recently been thinking of trying to start tying them. I can see I will need more than a few hour class on this fly. Congratulations, I love the flies, but I want to fish them too.
    All the best to you, Looking forward to seeing another of your creations soon. Sean Mooney

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