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Spinner Wings

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What is best material to use for wings on spinners?

Posted on: 2007/12/30 13:27


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PolyPro Yarn or CDC or a combination of both is what I've been using lately.

Posted on: 2007/12/30 14:24


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I use[url=http://www.jsflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/item/SM-750260-0000/69000/D's-Flyes-Web-Wing.html]web wing[/url] its very durable and if you use a wing cutter you can;t get a more realistic look. There is a pic of a spinner in last years Swap page I made with this stuff. You can't destroy these wings...

Posted on: 2007/12/30 15:26


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The web wing is ok to use on larger flies but on small flies I'm not a fan of it and honestly I've stopped using the material all together. It does fray and I used to use it for caddis wings and I've found its not very durrable and tends to not keep its shape...its too flexable and needs to be stiffer material.

Posted on: 2007/12/30 16:34


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I like to use organza, it's great for smaller spinners. If I don't use that I will use snowshoe hare or packing foam.

Posted on: 2007/12/30 17:17


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bigjohn58 wrote:
The web wing is ok to use on larger flies but on small flies I'm not a fan of it and honestly I've stopped using the material all together. It does fray and I used to use it for caddis wings and I've found its not very durrable and tends to not keep its shape...its too flexable and needs to be stiffer material.


I've never had any of those problems...and last year on Pine I had a large caddis made with these wings but needed a mayfly with bigger wings and didn;t have one...I split the caddis wing down the middle and because this stuff was so durable I was able to pull the split wings into a vertical position and fish this as a mayfly and catch fish that ignored the same fly when it resembled a caddis. I used it for lots of different flies now especially smaller caddis.

Posted on: 2007/12/30 22:06


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I use white poly yarn for spinner wings. I don't know if it is the best material out there, but it catches fish.

Posted on: 2007/12/31 7:50


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I used to use poly for spinner wings also.
A few years ago, a buddy of mine gave me some clear antron, and I tried it. Big improvement!
It holds it's shape better than poly, and doesn't get as waterlogged.
And, when it gets wet, it has a sparkly sheen to it that looks a lot like real spinner wings.
I now use antron on all my spinner wings

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zlon!

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Thanks for your help on the wings.

Posted on: 2008/1/3 7:15


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Just wrap pale blue dun dry fly hackle in the normal fashion. Then clip the bottom so it lays flush on the water. Very easy to tie, and I think it looks better than the synthetics. You can clip the top too, if you want, but I don't. Leaving the hackle on top makes the fly a little easier to see at dusk, and the trout don't seem to mind.

Posted on: 2008/1/3 8:22


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troutbert,

I can't remember if it was you that posted that tip a while back, but this is how I've tie most of my spinners now. Easy tie and easy to see!!

JH

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I do the same thing with the hackle but also add spent wings generally with z-lon sometimes just on one side and i bend the hook

check out this for pic:

http://flyfisherman.com/ftb/kgcripple/

and I'd recommend you get his book

first time i met kelly he was snorkling the big manistee river and studing fish behavoir. he one of those guys that goes to the extreme to understand - i wish I had that kind of time

Posted on: 2008/1/3 22:46


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skiltonian,

Cool fly, thanks for sharing! I like the bent hook, but would it effect the hook setting ablity?

JH

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Wow. I never thought of that, but it looks more like a spinner than most spinner imitations.

I'm gonna try that for trikes this year.

Posted on: 2008/1/3 23:35



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