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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Parts Unknown

    Default Anyone useing synthetic wings on their drys?

    Just wondering if anyone is or has used a synthetic wing on their classic drys like the adams or humpy. I can never get the wing tip in place properly and struggle with selecting the right size. Any reason i shouldn't use calfs tail or a synthetic white material like that used on a royal wulf?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    quiet corner, ct

    Default Re: Anyone useing synthetic wings on their drys?

    I nearly always use poly yarn for my wings.
    It's easy, the fish don't care, and you can use colors that are more visible .
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Languedoc/near montpellier
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    Default Re: Anyone useing synthetic wings on their drys?

    You can use synthetics...quicker,easier,don't twist the tippet,many different colors...I also use cdc to make wings and even tapes to tie garbage bags
    Simple Traditional Olive Winged 2010

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Upper Mojave Desert

    Default Re: Anyone useing synthetic wings on their drys?

    Liewise^^^. All I'm tying lately are parachutes. I'm using McFlyon in hi-vis colors for the posts. Much easier to see. If all you have are white posts Sharpie is making a new pen called sharpie "Paint" in hi vis colors (pink and orange I know). It does an excellent job coloring the para post.
    At a fly tying demo one of the tyers was using pearl lite brite type material. He would turn it into a translucent sheet with a clothes iron. He would then shape out wings with a wing burner. they looked good. He did some spinner wings the same way.

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