Claret & Prairie Chicken

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Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by tie2fish » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:17 pm

Our friend Doug recently gifted me with some wonderful neck hackles from a hen Prairie Chicken, and here's the combination that first came to mind ...

Hook: Daiichi 1550, #14
Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer #14 Claret
Hackle: Prairie Chicken hen neck feather
Tag/Rib: Gold wire, 2X fine
Body: Waxed thread wraps

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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by DNicolson » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:28 pm

I really like that one, I especially like the claret, for drinking as well.
Now to find out what a Prairie Chicken is.
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by fly_fischa » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:29 pm

What an awesome looking tie tie2fish. Beautiful proportions and lovely colour/material choices, you've done your fiends Prairie Chicken neck hackles proud...
I love the traditional looking patterns, makes me wish I had more of my materials with me. :cry:
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by CreationBear » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:47 pm

Gallinaceous, man. :lol: That's a great looking hackle, and the superfine rib is imspired on that well-waxed silk.
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by tie2fish » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:09 pm

DNicolson wrote:I really like that one, I especially like the claret, for drinking as well.
Now to find out what a Prairie Chicken is.
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by Kelly L. » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:24 pm

LOVE that fly. I just happen to have a Prairie Chicken in my freezer...hehehe.
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by letumgo » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:59 pm

What a handsome fly! An instant classic. I love the fibers of the hackle. They have an appealing fluffy quality.
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:37 pm

Dear Bill,
I hope your mind keeps coming up with combinations to compliment this hackle! This fly is stunning! And it looks so dog-gone buggy! A beautiful fly from talented hands. We are indeed blessed!
Great job friend,
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by willowhead » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:51 pm

bleepin' PHENOMINAL!!!..... :D that puppy KILLS!!

KELLY........lemme know if you wanna work a swap............half that chicken for some hooks. ;) You won't be sorry. 8-)
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Re: Claret & Prairie Chicken

Post by kanutripr » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:08 am

Kelly L. wrote:LOVE that fly. I just happen to have a Prairie Chicken in my freezer...hehehe.
Yeah but does that prairie chicken still have feathers?

Beautiful tie Bill. So perfect and simple looking and exquisite. Exactly what we've come to know from you!



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