After a lot of looking and consideration, we have finally chosen this fly made by Jose Heinänen
Jose has tied a very modern fly but still with clear references to the classic fly tying. The proportions are perfectly displaying how to make a well balanced hairwing with monkey hair. You can just Imagine the beautiful swing this monkey hairwing wil make in the water. The long jungle cock and the neat wonderfull body work, with references to the classic fly tying is perfect, and the color combination is extreemely nice for "Salmon weather". The overall proportions of the fly is very fine and makes this fly a very likely "first choice" from the fly box!
Thank you all for your fine contributions. We hope you had fun tying and seeing all the flies in the challenge. Soon we will post a step by step description of Jose's fly with photos and recipe.
Thanks to Art Merk for sponsoring the nice fly wallets. Please check out his nice work here: https://www.facebook.com/artmerkartworks/
Here is an update on the Monkey Challenge, showing you all the 24 contributions from the Monkey Fly Tying facebook group. All are wonderfull and great looking monkey flies. Now we are going choose one fly.
Thank you all for the nice contributions. You have all made really nice flies, that serves as great inspiration to fly tyers around the world!
The winner will recieve two fly wallets from Art Merch and a very nice piece of monkey hair from the web shop