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Re: Help with microfibets.

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zfisher wrote:
Hello all, my dilema is that I really can't seem to get microfibets to look right on dry flies. The flies I'm tying specifically are deer hair comparaduns in sizes 14 and 16. I've tried a couple things like a dubbing ball at the end of the fly, but to no avail. Any help is appreciated!


Don't use microfibets, use cdc instead, a lot easier


Pics for us newbies?


Brad is probably suggesting Coq de Leon, the usefull CDC:) And he is right. I don't know why people wast time with fibetts. The fibers of the coq de Leon feathers make beautiful realistic tails. The fibers are mottled and come in a variety of shades. They are stiff and glassy but have much more give than fibets. I use coq de Leon tailing on all of my mayflys except Wulff patterns.
On the original question, the method I use is to split tails is to tie in the tails one at a time at the angle I want them. I place a small bump of thread at the tie in point to cock the tail up, but the spread comes from the angle I use to tie them in. It is a bit more fussy at first, but I can do this very quckly now and don't have any extra bulk from dubbing balls or thread wraps used to split.
Mike.

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Re: Help with microfibets.

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I'm curious as to what the CDC tail looks like and how to tie it in. Never seen it before.

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Re: Help with microfibets.

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I'm curious as to what the CDC tail looks like and how to tie it in. Never seen it before.


I was kidding about the CDC, and I'm not sure if Brad was serious or not, but CDC would not make a very good fibett replacement. CDL on the other hand does work very well.
Here is a bunch of information on the feathers and roosters:
http://www.pardofeathers.com/
You can buy packs of feathers from any of the online suppliers. If you decide that you like the material, a cape is a much better deal.
Here is an example of the type of feather used (from the above web page). You just snip off fibers and tie them in like you would a hackle fiber tail. On some patterns I use just 1 or 2 fibers on a side to make split tails, The fibers are very stiff and glassy, so you don't need a lot.
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And here is a sulphur quill tied using CDL (sorry, I don't have any split tail photos):
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If any new tyers want to try CDL PM me and I'll send you a couple of feathers.
Mike.

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Re: Help with microfibets.

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^^THAT is a nice looking dry^^

Posted on: 2013/4/10 6:16
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