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

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

Post by letumgo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:45 am

Ron - I have a tool which will magnetize/demagnetize tools as needed. When I get home, I will take a picture and post it here.

I intentionally magnetized the blades of my tying scissors. My scissors are in my hand, constantly when I am tying. I never set them down. I use the scissors for multiple purposes (cutting; picking out dubbing; burnishing silk bodies; controlling a thread loop when whip finishing by hand; and grabbing hooks). Having the magnetic tip allows me to retrieve hooks directly from their packaging, or storage boxes, without having to reach for a pair of tweezers. I've done this for many many year, and have found magnetized scissors to be a very helpful "feature".

Thanks for the comments guys. I'm glad you find these little tutorials of interest.

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

Post by Roadkill » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:34 pm

Ray,

Great SBS!!

You should peg this at the top of the tutorials for visitors and beginners to find it easily in the future.
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:41 pm

Ray, great looking flymph fly pattern and terrific play-by-play.

You just need to learn how to multitask like us fly-tying programmers do, keeping everything at our fingertips. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by upstatetrout » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:56 pm

Where do you keep you're whip finisher?????
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by JDW22 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Excellent SBS sir. One question; is 'hare's pol' the fur taken from a mask above, and between the eyes, down to the nose? I looked through several of my books and can't find any reference. I want to make sure I harvest from the correct location on my hare's mask.
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:12 pm

This is a great tutorial, so let me add my thanks. I'm checking in to getting 1 of those dubbing blocks. I do have a few questions:

1. Where does 1 acquire such a dark partridge skin?
2. This may open a can of worms, why do you prefer to tie in your partridge
by the thick part of the stem (instead of by the tip)?

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

Post by letumgo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm

Ken - This partridge skin is very dark, with lots of deep brown tones in the fibers. I might’ve bought this skin from Beaverkill Angler shop in Roscoe. Everytime I see partridge skins, I look thru them all, hoping to find one with bold markings. I got lucky with this one.

I have a personal preference for tying soft hackle feathers in by the center stem. Fortunately, these partridge feathers have fairly slender stems, which are very soft and pliable. Other folks prefer to tye game hackle in by the smaller tips. Both methods work...

JDW22 - Yes. The poll area is the small region at the top of the rabbits head, between the ears. The region is about the size of a silver dollar.

John - Very impressive, considering that is also your mouse hand. :D ;) :lol:
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Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Post by SenecaLaker » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Great SBS Ray, You took us along nicely through the entire process.

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

Post by REE04419 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:23 am

Great SBS, Ray. Love the clarity of the written word and photos. As always, very well done.

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

Post by chase creek » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:35 am

Really well done SBS, Ray. And nice job showing the "block".
And John - nice to see I'm not the only one using Fiskars scissors and that type of hackle pliers. Although I don't keep that many tools in my hand at once. :D (I'd probably just hurt myself)
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