Some more Winged Wet Flies

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Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby WiFlyfisher » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:33 am

With snow, cold and gales of November kicking in yesterday I started off my tying season with some winged wet flies...

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Question: I have read some where online that you can use speckled brown hen wing quills in place of the turkey quills for the wing. Anyone know where I can buy some speckled brown hen wing quills?

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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby letumgo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:22 am

John,

First off, classically beautiful set of winged wets. I especially love the lovely tapered peacock herl body on the middle fly. Perfection!

I did a quick web search and found one possible site for you to purchase the speckled hen quills. I have not purchased from this site, so I cannot vouch for their shop. Just trying to be helpful...

http://www.negoziopesca.it/product_info.php/language/en/info/p3287_Speckled-Hen-Wing-Quill.html

You may also want to check over on the Feather Emporium website. He sells a variety of wing quills which may be a good substitute (turkey wing quills, hen pheasant quills, ruffed grouse tail or wing quills, etc.). Each of these would give you a mottled wing, if that is the look you are going for.

You could also buy freeze dried hen pheasant wings in the bird dog training section of a hunting supply store, such as Cabelas. I have used these freeze dried wings for fly tying, with no issues. Bug free. Nice and clean. Bone dry. No smell.
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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby WiFlyfisher » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Ray, I switched and I am now using partridge rump feathers for the wings.

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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby William Anderson » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:28 pm

John, I always enjoy seeing your flies and these are exceptional. I especially like that last pattern with the partridge rump wing. It's a nice group.
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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby letumgo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:40 pm

Oh, that's terrific! I love the mottled look of the wing.
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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby DOUGSDEN » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:38 pm

John,
I am amazed at the whole entire bunch of patterns you shared with us above! Especially the speckled wing patterns! Can we see more or your handy-work?
Delighted with your stuff!
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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby WiFlyfisher » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:29 pm

Thanks guys for the kind words. I have always liked tying winged wets since they are flies I started with at the age of 12 in the basement of my parents home. I still remember how awful they looked but the trout approved occasionally just enough to keep me inspired to tie more ugly flies.

A guy has purchased all the flies I posted and more. I rarely sell flies but I figured anyone who enjoys winged wets I have to help them out, since you rarely see winged wets in a fly shop.
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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby WiFlyfisher » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:14 pm

I wrote a page about winged wet flies for my website on Thanksgiving morning while the family was still sleeping.

http://www.wiflyfisher.com/Winged-Wet-Flies.asp

Feedback and good or bad comments are welcome.

Thanks,
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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby zen leecher » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:09 pm

WiFlyfisher wrote:I wrote a page about winged wet flies for my website on Thanksgiving morning while the family was still sleeping.

http://www.wiflyfisher.com/Winged-Wet-Flies.asp

Feedback and good or bad comments are welcome.

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Two of your pictures are overtop text. Can't read those portions.
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Re: Some more Winged Wet Flies

Postby WiFlyfisher » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:24 pm

zen leecher wrote:
WiFlyfisher wrote:I wrote a page about winged wet flies for my website on Thanksgiving morning while the family was still sleeping.

http://www.wiflyfisher.com/Winged-Wet-Flies.asp

Feedback and good or bad comments are welcome.

Thanks,


Two of your pictures are overtop text. Can't read those portions.

What browser and browser version do you use?

I checked the web page before I posted it with FireFox, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and on my iPhone (using Safari) and it looks fine.

Thanks!
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