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Old 01-16-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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How do you feel about adding wings to your dry flies?
Do you feel this really makes a difference to the fish if there are wings on a dry or not?
I am capable of tying them on, but it seems to be the hardest and most time consuming part of tying a dry for me, such as an Adams or a Sulphur. Hair wings and parachutes don't bother me, but the little hackle tips on an 16 or 18 hook (like used on the traditional Adams ) seems to slow me down trying to get them just right without using a lot of thread.

I welcome your thought?
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Hi gvollmer,

You can tye them any way you want as long as they produce. I like a white hair wing to help see the fly.

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Become a Caddis convert and you don't have to worry about it.

Gvollmer, my thoughts on wings paralell yours exactly. I think I'll have grandkids before I think tying Wulff style wings is worth my time.
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Ha, i like trying to perfect my wings.....maybe i have to much time on my hands
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tying wings are not that hartd if done the right way..also try poly yarn and divide it for wings, you can add marking on it for different flies...ie.adams.for wulffs i use calf body instead of calf tail, alot better wing, and easier to tie in..
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