Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

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Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by letumgo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:14 pm

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Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy)
Hook: 12-16
Body: Hare's poll and hare's ear fur spunon ash silk
Ribbing: Thin gold wire
Hackle: Hungarian partridge
Thread: Gray or light brown silk

Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - as listed in Gunnar Johnson's "Flympher" book
Krok: 12-16
Kropp: hare's poll and hare's ear/ash silk
Ribbing: tunn guldwire
Hackel: rapphöna
Bindtråd: grå eller ljusbrun

Photos from the tying process

Creating the spun bodies (hares ear & hares poll dubbing on waxed Pearsall's Silk (ash colored/#10)
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Finished spun bodies:
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Gathering Materials for the tying process:
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Hooks and spun bodies. If you look carefully at the hooks, they are held in place by the magnets from an old name tag. (Magnets are under the sheet of high viz water color paper - metal plate on top holds the magnets in place).
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Prepared partridge hackle (basal fluff stripped off and hackle counted out for the tying session):
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Tying Steps
1) Mount hook in vise
2) Wax several inches of your tying silk, and make five firm wraps just behind the eye of the hook. Clip off excess silk tag.
3) Tye in a prepared partridge feather by the center stem. Wrap tying silk back to the middle of the hook shank.
4) Tye in the wire for the tag/rib.
5) Tye in the spun silk body, and wrap back to the barb of the hook. Wrap the tying silk back to roughly 2 mm behind the eye of the hook.
6) Wrap the spun body forward to the tying silk, then tye off. Clip off the excess.
7) Take the wire and pull the end straight upwards, perpendicular (90°) to the hook shank. This step helps bend the wire at 90° angle, ensuring the tag wraps form close to the silk body.
8) Make three wraps with the wire towards the bend of the hook (forms the tag at the back of the fly), then wrap the wire forward in open spiral wraps (forms ribbing and segmentation of the body). Secure the wire in place with waxed tying silk, then worry the wire off (wiggle the wire until it fatigues and breaks of cleanly).
9) Wrap the hackle back to the body, then wrap the tying silk forward thru the hackle fibers.
10) Whip finish, forming a neat head. Clip off the silk.
DONE!

Intermediate Step (STEP 5) - Materials all tyed onto the hook, before body and tag/rib wire are wrapped forward.
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Dubbing brush wrapped forward (STEP 6).
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Finished fly (STEP 9):
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Finished flies:
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Unrelated Minutia
Showing how I store my scissors and bobbin between major steps. I've placed a powerful magnet on the screw, at the base of the head of the vice. This allows me to hang my tying scissors by placing the blades on the magnet. They are then always in the same location, and easy to find (when they are not in my hand - I hold my scissors in my hand almost constantly while tying). I use the little material clip to hold my bobbin in place, when not in use. Again, it makes it easy to grab.
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by hankaye » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:44 pm

Ray, Howdy;

Another exceptional SBS . Your OCD is showing and think I speak
for the majority here in saying we enjoy that you have that affliction. ;)

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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by letumgo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :D ;)

Yup. What else would you expect from an engineer? :geek:

Just some little details I find helpful. In the culinary world, the French call it “Mise en place”. Roughly translated “everything in it's place”...
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Post by zen leecher » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:09 pm

very nice SBS.
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Post by tie2fish » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Professional grade.
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by Stendalen » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:24 am

Text book SBS Ray.

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:04 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol: :D ;)

Yup. What else would you expect from an engineer? :geek:

Just some little details I find helpful. In the culinary world, the French call it “Mise en place”. Roughly translated “everything in it's place”...
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by daringduffer » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:16 am

Excellent tutorial. When I was a small boy, I loved to play with magnets. Although I would allow such a small magnet on my vice, I would not want my scissors clinging onto it. I prefer clearance to clutter around my vice. I'd rather stick my scissors into my right cheek. I would have no trouble finding it, if so. (At my tying desk, I find my main scissors with my eyes closed. The other scissors I have to look for in my wooden tool block. I find my scalpel blade, eyes closed, too. I use that to cut my thread. Works much better for me than scissors).

As I said; excellent tutorial. You are not only an engineer but a good teacher too. And fly tier.

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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by Mike62 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:58 am

Man, I love it when you make these tutorials. So well done, so helpful.

Your mantra of mise en place shames me. If I put my scissors down, which I do because if I hold onto them I just draw blood, I immediately lose them in the debris field.
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by upstatetrout » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:04 am

You did a great job Ray. Thank You!

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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by ronr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:23 am

I love the magnet on the vise idea... but I don't necessarily like having my scissors magnetized... does anyone know of a simple way to de-magnatize a tool such as tweezers, or scissors for that matter.
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