Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:27 pm

bearbutt wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Dana,

How do you get your Darbee Dun collars to sit back so neatly?

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I haven't been able to replicate this result by folding back the hackle--so what's your secret?!

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I’m not sure, but it looks a bundle of feather fibers are wrapped around the hook rather like you might start a deer hair body.
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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by Theroe » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:41 pm

Barry - that is the best description I’ve heard yet! The key is to have a tapered base underneath your bundle of fibers. Obviously the steeper the incline, the wider the flare. On some patterns I tie a very steep base, and leave a groove on the top - when I wrap the barbs down, it stands straight out and looks like a normal wrapped hackle. This allows me to use those large feathers at the bottom of his neck, that we would normally use for streamers.
Thanks Barry!



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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:49 am

Gorgeous fly Barry. ;)

I hope to see more of your work in the future.
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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by Bazzer69 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:17 pm

letumgo wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:49 am
Gorgeous fly Barry. ;)

I hope to see more of your work in the future.
He he! I would love to take credit for the fly but in fact it’s Dana’s. He sent me a couple of his flies and they are immaculate
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Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:23 pm

Oops. My bad.

Gorgeous fly Dana. ;) :D
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