Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:15 pm

I feel like I'm home now...
Love you too Stefan or was it Donald? There's that old age I'm talking about :lol:
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by Stendalen » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:00 pm

Curmudgeon...
amazing new word for me, I'll definitely put it to use...

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I hope U can forgive me for mistaking the polite articulate you for that grumpy curmudgeon :lol:
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Post by Old Hat » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:26 am

You've been busy! Those are all spectacularly exquisite. I especially like the PT.
I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by daringduffer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:32 am

This on looks cosy, like a favourite pet.

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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by tie2fish » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:54 am

The herl head on that pet is simply otherworldly. :roll:
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 am

Thank U for the kind words gents.
Carl that PT isnt PT. It's an r&d product from Whiting farms, Grizz rooster tail feathers, same feathers were used on the orange spiders corded up with the tah, it's an interesting material. Much tougher than PT...
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 am

fly_fischa wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 am
Thank U for the kind words gents.
Carl that PT isnt PT. It's an r&d product from Whiting farms, Grizz rooster tail feathers, same feathers were used on the orange spiders corded up with the tah, it's an interesting material. Much tougher than PT...
Can you explain in a more simple manor?

Your flies are awesome!!

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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:42 pm

ForumGhillie wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 am
fly_fischa wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 am
Thank U for the kind words gents.
Carl that PT isnt PT. It's an r&d product from Whiting farms, Grizz rooster tail feathers, same feathers were used on the orange spiders corded up with the tah, it's an interesting material. Much tougher than PT...
Can you explain in a more simple manor?

Your flies are awesome!!

John
Hi John,
The fly Carl mentioned as a PT, the body wasn't tied using the conventional pheasant tail barbs. Instead I used some feathers that I received for research and development from Whiting farms, some barbs off a Grizzly rooster tail feather handled in the same way one would when tying a pheasant tail.
The photo above this fly (purple Pearsall's) and below (orange pearsall's) I layed a smooth foundation of silk from front to tail, leaving a long tag of pearsals. I then tied in a few of the rooster tail barbs by their tips (like you would when tying a PT nymph) next to the tag, grabbed both the tag material and rooster barbs with my hackle pliers and spun them to create a tight cord. The cord was then wrapped forward in open spirals almost like a rib, allowing the layer of silk underneath to show.
I hope that's clearer, if I was at home I would have taken a photo of the grizzly rooster tail feathers for you...
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:02 pm

Very cool! Now my simple, tired mind understands it clearly. Again, great photos and patterns!

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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by Theroe » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:40 am

Lovely flies Karsten-good to see you back and posting again!
What is that red-ish brown body fly? It look like a piece of condor Quill......

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