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Old 09-22-2010, 05:15 AM
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Default Making spey hackle at home

While spey hackle isn't prohibitively expensive, I thought some of you might enjoy this short video showing how to make it at home:

I'll try it, if only to get a better understanding of the materials I'm working with! I'm only starting to mess with these flies (Kentucky isn't exactly a hotbed of salmonid activity) so it's all new to me.
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Default Re: Making spey hackle at home

I have done this before and it works well. On some of the feathers you will need to soak them in a cup of water before you tie with them because the stem is too stiff if you don't to hackle. They make for good looking flies.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: Making spey hackle at home

Thank you for finding this and posting it here! I have had several people ask me about burning feathers and I have been dreading all of the typing it would take to explain the process. Now I can just link people to this thread.

The only thing I will add to what the fellow has told you is that this also works with Marabou and ostrich feathers and they are much like mallard flank in that you need not work them in the bleach for very long at all.

Good job on this post dude!
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Default Re: Making spey hackle at home

Can this be done with any feather? I have some turkey I found and think it could make for a little different hackle. Something not seen too often.
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Default Re: Making spey hackle at home

Wt,

This would depend on what feathers you have. You would have to have flank or tertiary wing / shoulder to be in the running.
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Default Re: Making spey hackle at home

Two appear to be secondary coverts and another is, my guess, a tail feather. Mind you I'm pulling these terms from illustration I googled. Is there a better referance I can find online?
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Ghost thanks for posting this, it's good to know.
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Ghost: Much appreciated, thanks!

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Yeah, good one Ghost. Thanks.
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