Re: Wet fly bodies with nylon thread?
Nice flies s fontinails……I have been tying a soft hackle similar to your Partridge & Orange fly.
Instead of using partridge I have been using cool-aid dyed mallard flank feathers (Dyed with Cherry color cool-aid) they have been producing some really nice browns, rainbows and brook trout for the last couple months for me. The only problem using the mallard flank feather you have to cut sections of the feather then tie them in separately in order to get the correct length per hook size.
Hook: #14 to #16
Thread: Red - Uni 8/0
Body / Thorax: Tan rabbit dubbing
Hackle: Mallard flank feather dyed light red.
Head: Whip finished with Red-Uni thread
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