Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

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Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by daringduffer » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:03 pm

This method was clever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvEq6X7JVE0 His accent is even more difficult than Davie McPhail's. ;)

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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by Johnno » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:49 pm

Thats pretty much the way i was taught to tie in quill wings. Liked his little quill splitter. Makes for a quick job!
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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by DUBBN » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:13 pm

That is the first time I have seen that method. Very interesting. I may have to try it if I get some matching duck feathers.


I have seen quite a few patterns that Györfi Zsolt has posted on some fly tying groups on FB. He is quite accomplished. This is the first time that I have had the pleasure to see his video.

Thank you dd for sharing it!
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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by redietz » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:40 pm

I've been using that technique for about a year now. I tied up a bunch of McGintys for swap, and it was about the only way I could get those feathers to cooperate. (They have real tendency to fall apart when trying to line up the tips.) It works pretty well.
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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by daringduffer » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:44 am

Suppose he made the splitter from a steel or aluminimum comb.

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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by redietz » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:40 am

daringduffer wrote:Suppose he made the splitter from a steel or aluminimum comb.

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That's what it looked like. You can also use hook a couple of sizes smaller than the one you're tying on.
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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by letumgo » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:30 am

Thanks for the link Stefan. I enjoyed watching the video. I've seen that winging technique (leaving a small secton of quill stem at the base of the wing fibers) used when tying bronze mallard wings on larger Dee style flies. It is very effective at keeping the fibers aligned and married properly to form a nice wing. I really liked his technique if using a straight razor to trim the butt sections in front of the wing. Very useful little method.

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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by narcodog » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:05 am

To measure my wing quills I use a draftsman's compass and to cut close I use an Exacto knife. I use the knife to cut my thread after finishing a fly instead of a scissors that way I don't cut any hackle fibers.
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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by crazy4oldcars » Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:44 pm

His accent was so bad, I had to just turn the sound off. :lol:
Interesting technique. I've never been able to get the wings to set properly. Of course, I gave up after the frustration got too bad. When I run across my turkey feathers again (I don't have duck) I'll give this a try.

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Re: Hadn't seen this winging technique before.

Post by narcodog » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:43 am

To help to keep your wings together steam them. Though he keeps his quills together with a portion of the wing stem to do it.
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