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turkey wincases on stoneflies

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These are getting on my nerves. I typically don't use turkey for these, but saw a few patterns I like that us it. What is the trick to keep them from separating. How wide of a section do you use.

Thanks for any advise. I am a big fan of thin skin, and fino skin on my stones but like to have some more natural material stones as well.

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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Take head cement, or other glue, and glue the barbs together before you need them. Glue the underside. The amount of barbs you use depend on the size of the body.

It would be easier to glue the barbs on the feather before you cut them off, therefore you don't unhook the barbules.

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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Mike, I use turkey tail feathers on my stones and other nymphs. Have for many years. The trick is to spray the back of the feather with either clear laquer or some type of poly. I usually use something with a matt finish. If you want a shine to it spray the front and use a semi gloss or even a gloss. I just prefer it to be flat. Just spray it let dry. When tying I just use the point of my tying sissors to separate the fibers into the desired width.

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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A can of Fixament from the craft store does a pretty good job. It will last you a long time as well

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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Thanks guys. This helps immensely. I was looking at patterns and thinking what the heck are these guys doing to keep their feather strands together. This should really make things go smoother.

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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All the above work but you can also use swiss straw if need be

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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thin coat of uv resin

i use tyvek paper for wing cases

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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tyvek with permanent markers? good idea.

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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Quote:

nfrechet wrote:
thin coat of uv resin

i use tyvek paper for wing cases


so do i, its really easy to work with and you can make them any color that you want

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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GenCon wrote:
Mike, I use turkey tail feathers on my stones and other nymphs. Have for many years. The trick is to spray the back of the feather with either clear laquer or some type of poly. I usually use something with a matt finish. If you want a shine to it spray the front and use a semi gloss or even a gloss. I just prefer it to be flat. Just spray it let dry. When tying I just use the point of my tying sissors to separate the fibers into the desired width.

GenCon

^^ This ^^

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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I've used Flexament Vinyl Cement, but prefer using Krylon Clear Acrylic on the back of the feather. Once I've set the wingcase, I like to coat it with Hard As Nails.

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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All good solutions posted above. I use home made fleximent (40% shoe goo, 60% toluene) and really like it for coating turkey shell backs. It dries quickly and can be used for a lot of other things when tying. Its another option.
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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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coated or uncoated eventually the turkey wing case will split and possibly break off. the fish wont care

coating is more for the fisherman than the fish

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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This is very true, the problem is if I put it in my box and don't like it. It won't get used, but that's my problem. Stopped doing that years ago.

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Re: turkey wincases on stoneflies

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Thompson wing former (cannot buy anymore)
step 1---place feather in wing former
step 2----draw comb through feather
step 3----Apply krylon fixative to back side of feather, let dry
step 4--- You are now ready to use wing cases.

Also works on pairs for dry flies...

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