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CatskilljonFebruary 24th, 2015, 10:17 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160

From Bergman's book "TROUT"
Mallard flank wings, those feathers give me fits most times!

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CJ
PaulRobertsFebruary 24th, 2015, 11:40 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Pretty!! Wow.
WbranchFebruary 24th, 2015, 11:42 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2676
Are the tail fibers natural or synthetic? Nicely divided mallard segment wings.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
CrepuscularFebruary 25th, 2015, 8:24 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 920
As always CJ, absolutely gorgeous!
MiltRPowellFebruary 25th, 2015, 10:42 am
Posts: 106Some nice fly there CJ. Looks like one in the book I sent ya, but by Allen Parson, hope you got it by now.
A blind man peaking threw muddy water could see that fly hook a nice brown. But that is so for alot of your flies. You got vision this I know,cause it shows up in everyone of your post I see. Your flies are almost to nice ta fish buddy, but I'll try ta cast them well, hook, land, & watch them swim back home.
Milt.
When dressing dry-flies,we must always keep in mind
the fish's point of view rather then our own.
Romilly Fedden
Golden Days (1919)
flyfishingthecreekM.R.P.
MartinlfFebruary 25th, 2015, 11:47 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3084
Sure wish I could split wings that neatly. Still working on it after all those years. Nice work!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CatskilljonFebruary 25th, 2015, 6:42 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
Are the tail fibers natural or synthetic? Nicely divided mallard segment wings.


Natural Matt...always natural. Collins spade.

Thanks guys! CJ
WbranchFebruary 25th, 2015, 7:32 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2676
CJ,

Do you put in one clump of wings, tie them in vertical, and then separate them with a bodkin, or some other tool, and then figure 8 them with the thread?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
CatskilljonFebruary 25th, 2015, 9:48 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
CJ,

Do you put in one clump of wings, tie them in vertical, and then separate them with a bodkin, or some other tool, and then figure 8 them with the thread?


Two feathers, convex sides together, pinch and bind them down, lift them up and build a small dam in front then figure 8 them straight up. Trim any stray fibers. Mallard is not my favorite flank, there is a lot of sorting to find 2 even feathers for wings. Thanks, CJ
CrenoFebruary 25th, 2015, 11:56 pm
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 305
a little off topic but what is the background? I thought it was a pretty cross-section of something but don't understand the three holes. Whatever it is - it is very appropriate!

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