The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > Share Patterns

Share Patterns List your favorite and selfmade fly patterns. Share with other tyers. Learn how to tie various flies...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2008, 07:58 AM
dryfly purist's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 40
dryfly purist is on a distinguished road
Default Polychenille Danica

My favorite Danica imitation is the one made with polychenille. The polychenille makes a light weight body and work better when the fish takes the fly because the polychenille is very soft that makes it easier for the trout to actually get it in the mouth. A hard extended body can easily just be shuffled forwards instead of getting in to the mouth.

This fly is easy to tie, and also fast to tie.

Terje!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Danica-1.jpg (70.8 KB, 29 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2008, 10:46 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: Polychenille Danica

Hi Terje,

If the tail is polychenille how do you get it to stick out like that in the picture. The chenille I am familiar with is too limp to stand out.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2008, 11:25 AM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,409
Blog Entries: 69
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Polychenille Danica

Frank,

Not my pattern but I used to make bodies like this out of raffia and did so by lashing a piece of mono to the hook shank, then wrapping the material out and back to create a tapered abdomen. When using natural raffia you now can coat it with 'Feather Tough' available from, Cascade Crest Tools, find them on line. The coating makes the raffia more durable, of course many materials are more durable and easier to work with than the grass.

By the way Feather Tough will make your quill wings last longer than the bodies on your #18 Blue Quills.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2008, 01:18 PM
dryfly purist's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 40
dryfly purist is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Polychenille Danica

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
Hi Terje,

If the tail is polychenille how do you get it to stick out like that in the picture. The chenille I am familiar with is too limp to stand out.

Frank
The tail fibers is made of Elk and the main body is polychenille.

Here is a picture of how i tie in the tail fibers to the polychenille.

Terje!

Click the image to open in full size.
Fullversjon: Viser bilde - sportsfiske.nu
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.