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NightWatchman
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Hen pheasant flymph

Post by NightWatchman » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:00 pm

I was given a hen skin last week and the feathers were beautiful so I wanted to try a feather out as soon as the skin cured. I changed out my thread after the tail for some Hend quill olive and I was hoping it would show through the dubbing a little better. Next time I’ll go lighter with the dubbing .
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Re: Hen pheasant flymph

Post by DUBBN » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:12 pm

Well done!
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Re: Hen pheasant flymph

Post by letumgo » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:44 pm

Well done, indeed!

You may want to wet this fly, to see if the Hends becomes more visible. Sometimes a wet fly body becomes more translucent. Worth checking, before making adjustments.
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Re: Hen pheasant flymph

Post by Roadkill » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:02 pm

Nice fly! You could also just leave a long tag end and use it to rib the dubbing. If the under thread shows when wet you will have 2 tones of olive.
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Re: Hen pheasant flymph

Post by NightWatchman » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:09 pm

Excellent suggestion Roadkill. I’m going to give that a shot. Thnx.
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Re: Hen pheasant flymph

Post by bocast » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:46 am

Nice looking fly! I bet it looks great when wet. The fish will second that.
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