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Re: Wings

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Ok so next time I will go in absolute detail of what I found and what i didnt find.

Posted on: 2009/5/21 16:04
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Re: Wings

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I use turkey flats for olive and sulfur parachutes. Lighter dun for the latter and darker dun for the former. I'd also use them for Hendricksons and Quill Gordons if there were any reason to tie flies to imitate either of these species, which I am not convinvced there is....:)

Why turkey flats? Well, that's a good question. They make nice parachute wings, but I think the real reason is that I bought a bloody carload of the things back 25 years ago when cut and thorax duns were the big deal.

So, I still have a lot left.

Any of this stuff that is 25 years or so old in rationale or reasoning, I'm your guy...

What's antron and cdc anyway...:)? Sounds like a futuristic rock and roll act....

Posted on: 2009/5/21 16:30


Re: Wings

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RLeeP wrote:
I use turkey flats for olive and sulfur parachutes. Lighter dun for the latter and darker dun for the former.


I'll second the turkey flats.

I recently "re-discovered" them. When I first started tying, a few years back, turkey flats seemed pretty popular for wings. But I got out of the habit of using them, as everyone was using more "modern" materials.

However, I just recently tied a bunch of flies with turkey flat wings - and I found myself thinking "These make great wings"

I guess these things come and go - like fashions.

Posted on: 2009/5/21 16:46
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google works so good, i found all kinds of info on wings so why the huff

Posted on: 2009/5/21 18:19
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Re: Wings

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I mostly use thin hackle tip wings from the neck, all saved up from hackling dries.
For parachutes, I use white calf body hair. The reason is because, with my eyes I can spot it better than anything else I've drifted on the water in fading light. But, synthetic yarns are easier to use in tying a parachute.

Posted on: 2009/5/21 18:29


Re: Wings

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I googled wings for fly tying and couldnt seem to find the information I needed. Either that or I was to naive to find it.

Posted on: 2009/5/21 20:58
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Re: Wings

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I'm surprised no one mentioned natural barred wood duck flank featheres, the dyed mallard works but ..............get to know someone who hunts woodies and the expense is not an issue , upright , divided wood duck wings are one of the most beautiful things in fly tying , and chetty , don't stop asking questions , most of us love answering them GOOD FISHING

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Re: Wings

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I'm surprised no one mentioned natural barred wood duck flank featheres, the dyed mallard works but ...


..but...I have an abundance of the dyed mallard. Wood duck was a lot easier to come by in Idaho. But here, mallard is the way to go.

Posted on: 2009/5/22 21:01


Re: Wings

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I never found any dyed mallard I ever thought was worth a hoot.

But I still have pile of wood duck from a Bro-in-Law who hunted ducks up until a few years ago.
But I can't hardly remember the last time I used duck flank to make a wing. Might have been a Henryville when I was fishing them 20 years ago. Or something called an Atherton #5 that I used to like long ago.


Nymph tails are another story though. I use a lot of woodie flnak for tails. But the stull I really like (and I'm starting to run short on now) was given to me by a guy who used to work for me many years ago when I had a conventional career. It was hooded merganser. IMO, it beats wood duck 5 ways to breakfast.

http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/showthread.php?p=238564

Posted on: 2009/5/22 22:25


Re: Wings

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Henryville is a completely different technique though. Those use the whole flat wing. For wings I roll them, then split them.

Posted on: 2009/5/23 23:08


Re: Wings

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I agree, Tom. I was just musing about the last time I used duck flank for a wing on anything. Out here, at least in SW Wisc and NE Iowa, there's just about zip call for flies like that. It's all olives, sulfurs, then more olives, 4,309 kinds of caddis and then some more olives. I think I saw a light cahill in 2003 and maybe a stonefly last year. But I might have imagined both...

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Re: Wings

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we have cahills, march browns, hendricksons, gordons...I've even used yellowish dyed mallard flank for drakes.

Posted on: 2009/5/23 23:40


Re: Wings

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OK but I am still left retarded here. I am confused. I know what the hackle and all that are but is the 2 little wings on dry fly they are off a tip of something but not sure what. Looked all over and the ifo I am provided with is not really telling me alot. Like I said I must be pretty stupid cause I am still very new to the fly-tying world. Ok I watched a video on tying the wings on but what I am confused is that some of the flies I have purchased look like the wing tip comes to a point is that just by coincidence or the way it was tied or the material used?

Posted on: 2009/5/26 19:01
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Re: Wings

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Hackle tips are just that..the tips of the hackle you use to make a bugger or dry fly. You tie in at the butt for dries and at the tip for buggers but clip the tips off first and match them up and use them for wings. Like for an Adams....

http://www.theanglersnet.com/Fly-Tyin ... deo.asp?section=6&VID=133

Posted on: 2009/5/26 23:43



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