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Porkypine quills HELP!!!!!!!!

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What are porkypine quills used for in fly tieing and how do i ty these flys and what are they called

Posted on: 2007/4/1 9:28
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What are porkypine quills used for in fly tieing and how do i ty these flys and what are they called


I couldn't find the recipe, but Vince Marinaro developed a green drake imitation using porcupine quills. This article on green drakes has a picture of it
http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/nqento/part13.html

The recipe is in in Vince's book "A Modern Dry Fly Code"
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Dry-Fly- ... oks&qid=1175436566&sr=8-1
The title is a reference to a much older book...

Most folks wouldn't use the porcupine quills anymore, because they don't hold up well. Foam or other materials have replaced them.

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I've recently sen guys using boar hair for the tails on their extended body drakes...Someone asked him if they were porky quills. I guess thats where they'd have been used. The boar's hair worked well.

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I have heard that old timers use to use them for stonefly legs and tails. (i'd be worried about picking my finger with them :) ).

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there`s a product called McLeans quill body which are porcupine quills dyed many colors and they come in two sizes large (10-16 ) and small (18-22 ) you don`t have to pre soak them before using them they don`t split or break like regular quills, i really like them

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I've come accross two seperate roadkill porcupines and the quills were scattered all over the place, so I picked a bunch up. I tie them in by the point above the barb an wrap forward overlaping a bit to form a segmented abdomin on Stone flies. they are usually whitish to cream in theirnatural state, so I color them with permanent markers.

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I tied some coffin flies using porky quills for the body - about 20 years ago.
Didn't care for the results - they're very stiff.
They do float good though, and I'm sure very durable.
I just think that there are better things to use now

Posted on: 2007/4/5 9:52


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dryflyguy, try giving McLeans porcupine quill body a try they are not stiff and wrap the hook very nice and give a nice segmented body if your interested i can send you a package for you to try, just let me know

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jrcll:

Thanks for the offer, but I have lots of coffin fly styles in my flyboxes already. The best looking ones that I've tried so far are the white foam tubes - they're very flexible and float well.
I'll keep my eyes open for the ones you're talking about the next time I'm in a fly shop though.
tight lines!

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Who sells McCleans quills ?
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Rob McLean freestone flies ,out of wyoming and they are sold by www.bearlodgeangler.com they are actually the guard hairs of a porcupine 25 a pack i think about 3.80 a pack if your intrested i can send you a pack to see what ya think

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the guard hair(longer) is used alot for realalistic flies (antennae,legs,etc.) the quills are used for coffin flies and if you soak them are great for bodies...

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The problem with porky quills as a Coffin Fly extended body is that they are hard and the fish knock the fly away from their mouth when they grab it. They look nice, but hookups are alot lower percentage than using extended bodies made by spinning Fly Rite onto a needle coated with silicone.

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You can soak them then wrap them for a quill body. afterwards color with a marker..

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