English Jay bird

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English Jay bird

Post by mooney4 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:55 pm

So tonight I attended my tying clubs monthly meeting. We always have a prize table to raffle off items. I was lucky and won an English Jay bird skin. As a materials holic Im always excited to find new materials. My question is, what patterns out there call for Jay feathers??? Are there wet patterns?
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Re: English Jay bird

Post by wsbailey » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:42 am

Lots of traditional Irish wet fly patterns use jay hackles.The blue feather is split to make a hackle. The brownish beige feathers can be used as a corncrake substitute.
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Re: English Jay bird

Post by kacbo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:48 am

Jay has has feathers that are excellent for wing on wet fly. Primary feathers snippets are used for wet imitation of mayflies around surface. Absolute prime tying material.
Blue feathers are famous for Invictas' throat.
Body feathers are incredibly soft, though I do not use them as thay deserve.
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Re: English Jay bird

Post by Old Hat » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:42 pm

Hi Richard, I used the under coverts of a jay wing for my Cinnamon Fly hackle.
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Re: English Jay bird

Post by NightWatchman » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:07 am

Nice fly Old Hat !
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Re: English Jay bird

Post by DUBBN » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:34 am

Old Hat wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Hi Richard, I used the under coverts of a jay wing for my Cinnamon Fly hackle.

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Re: English Jay bird

Post by Theroe » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:55 am

.....yet ANOTHER killer pattern from Carl.......very nice !!!

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Re: English Jay bird

Post by letumgo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:46 am

Carl - Damn! ;)
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