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Re: La Peute.

Post by William Anderson » Sat May 16, 2015 11:48 am

Nice clipped hackle caddis. I always like seeing his stuff.
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Post by redietz » Sat May 16, 2015 11:53 am

Nice stuff.

It appears in the video that the French word for whip finish is "wheep feeneesh" . The Academie Francaise is going to have something to say about this.

Did I hear correctly that the feather was francolin?
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Post by crazy4oldcars » Sat May 16, 2015 12:20 pm

Bob,
The web page said it was duck breast? Didn't say what kind of duck.

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Post by daringduffer » Sat May 16, 2015 2:40 pm

AFAIK it is mallard hen.

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Re: La Peute.

Post by redietz » Sat May 16, 2015 4:39 pm

crazy4oldcars wrote:Bob,
The web page said it was duck breast? Didn't say what kind of duck.

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Yes, the SBS with biot body is definitely duck breast ("poitrail de cane"), but I'm not sure about the video. What's he say at about 1:24 into the clip? It sounds like "un plume de francolin". He later says something about "plume de canard" but he may just have been making a comparison.

Either way, it's an interesting technique. I especially like that he doesn't clip the end short at the end, but bends it up. That feather can't come loose, ever.
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Re: La Peute.

Post by Mataura mayfly » Sat May 16, 2015 5:47 pm

Very positive the feather used in the video is Mallard hen breast.
Now, the thing with them is, depending on just where on the breast the feather is taken from, you could end up with several (on the conservative side) different shades of hackle.
Most usually lighter in the throat region of the bird, gradually becoming darker (and larger) the further down you go. Much darker as you move either left or right and into the flank regions, but not quite as dark as the feathers than cover the back of the bird. ;)
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Re: La Peute.

Post by redietz » Sat May 16, 2015 6:14 pm

I just figured out that he said "plume de flanc de cane".

If only the French would learn to speak with an American accent ...
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Post by swellcat » Sun May 17, 2015 12:39 am

An attempt to stray into les streamers was not rewarded.

The requested URL /Lesstreamers/sommaire_streamer.htm was not found on this server.
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Re: La Peute.

Post by daringduffer » Sun May 17, 2015 6:46 am

Jean-Paul Dessaigne develops his site all the time and I am totally ignorant regarding his language which makes it difficult to navigate. http://www.jpdessaigne.com/

He is an incredible fly tier and worked for the company Ragot which designed a series of flies that had no names but numbers. "Europea 12" became the number one fly in Scandinavia for fishing the sedge/caddis. http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/europea-12/

It seems as if the mallard hen is widely used in french fishing flies. I have read somewhere that the feathers from the area "at the waterline" is best for making wings. They should be "cupped" in a "desired way". Maybe Jeff can tell us if this is true.

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