Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by narcodog » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:06 pm

Theroe wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:55 am
narcodog wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Dana, your the first person that mentioned stripping the rachis. I have some that I stripped back in the '70's that I have had stored in a jar of glycerin.

W.S. different subject, what do you use to thin Kelson's head cement and what is the liquid wax made of I know that odor but I just can't place it.

Bob -Ted Niemeyer gets the credit for the duck rachis body - somewhere there is a description in one of the older books, I just can’t remember which one. Also, the bread crust is tied with a grouse rachis - very durable I might add...... i’ve never had one break.
I wonder where I got the info, it must have been in Fly Fisherman mag.
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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by wsbailey » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:16 pm

Bob, That's a substitute. The stuff I use smells like a pine forest.
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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by Bazzer69 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:53 pm

ForumGillie wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:54 pm
I have been tying with some hand stripped quills from Polish Quill in several dyed colors that I ordered from Competitive Angler during their sale. I really like the look of the stripped peacock quills dyed, especially the golden olive, olive and ginger colors. After I wrap the quills onto the hook shank I coat the quills with Loon UV finish then finish the fly. I also tried Sally Hansen Hard as Nails which works too, but you have to wait for it to dry versus the Loon UV coating that I just hit with my UV light.

I have been tying both soft hackle and nymph patterns with them. They help give the bodies a really nice segmented look. I decided to put this topic under the Nymph section since I am showing a couple of beadhead nymphs on jig hooks. :shock: (They also make great quill bodies for classic Catskill dry flies.)

Has anyone else tried them?
OMG, a jig hook ? That’s blasphemy 😎😁
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