Gettin' there!

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Re: Gettin' there!

Post by letumgo » Wed May 11, 2022 9:22 pm


Stripping one side of the hackle gives you greater control over the amount of hackle, and how sparse/full you want the hackle fibers. I like to take a wrap or two closely at the front (just behind the eye), then open up the wraps as I move towards the back of the thorax. This gives enough space for the “legs” (hackle) to stick out all along the thorax, much like a living insect.

Please keep posting pics, and sharing your patterns. 👍 ;)
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Re: Gettin' there!

Post by DOUGSDEN » Thu May 12, 2022 8:57 pm

Wonderful, wonderful pattern indeed! Yours is extremely fishable under most circumstances (hatches) where there is a need to offer a lighter shade to match a lighter hatch to a watching pod of trouts! Or in my case, most any time of year when my hungry little piglets snap up most anything falling thru the water column! I have had great success with lightest tan and cream colored flymphs tied in the same manor as yours!
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Re: Gettin' there!

Post by DUBBN » Wed May 25, 2022 4:23 pm

Your Dun colored soft hackles inspired me while I was away at work.

I had a chance to tie a few Copper and Hare (Dun) when I got home. I swung them along with a Yellow and Partridge, and a Muskrat today. I did extremely well.

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