What have you been tying today?

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My next pattern is going to be a comparadun. What are you using for the tails? I bought some tan mayfly tailing fibers but they seem very fine.

You tie very clean and crisp (if that is a tying term) flies! I always enjoy seeing your flies posted here!
Wow, thank you for the kind words... A much-appreciated boost to my confidence as I’m really just starting to get a handle on tying! It’s very-much a work in progress!!

The tailing fibres I used on that fly were some badger hackle fibres. Honestly, that’s the first time I’ve used hackle fibres on a comparadun. Typically, I have used microfibbets or Z-Lon (when tying the Sparkledun). I can send you a photo of the badger hackle, if you need it.

Thanks, again!
 

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Attempted the Adams this afternoon...

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I find this one to be a real-challenge... If anyone has a good reference / guide / video to follow, I’d sure appreciate it!
Hey Wallace , are you using hen for the wings or did you manage to find some feathers that are not so pointy ? I haven't had much luck finding some round tip ones and the shops are wiped out of hen necks here.
 

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Hey Wallace , are you using hen for the wings or did you manage to find some feathers that are not so pointy ? I haven't had much luck finding some round tip ones and the shops are wiped out of hen necks here.
Hey Paul... Hope all is well!

Honestly, I’m not sure whether these feathers are hen or rooster but, here’s some photos of what I’ve been using:

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It’s so hard to get materials around here that I just pick-up stuff whenever I see it... This is a little pack from Bass Pro. Maybe, you can get something similar near you? Good luck & hope that helps.

If you don’t have any luck with it, let me know & I’ll send you some, no problem... Just let me know 👊🏻
 

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Hey Paul... Hope all is well!

Honestly, I’m not sure whether these feathers are hen or rooster but, here’s some photos of what I’ve been using:

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It’s so hard to get materials around here that I just pick-up stuff whenever I see it... This is a little pack from Bass Pro. Maybe, you can get something similar near you? Good luck & hope that helps.

If you don’t have any luck with it, let me know & I’ll send you some, no problem... Just let me know 👊🏻
DRY FLY always means rooster hackle. Now that's 5 cents for the lesson! ;)


Kim
 

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DRY FLY always means rooster hackle. Now that's 5 cents for the lesson! ;)


Kim
Hi Kim,

That's not always the case at least when your tying traditional Catskill style depending on what you have for feathers. Ideally the wings should be fuller and a little more rounded at the tip then the feather we get off the genetic capes now ( Whiting for example) . Older capes from the 70's might have such feathers , I've found a few on a Spencer cape I have from back in the 80's. The advice I got from Mike Valla's book and from the CFTG is to look at hen capes for the wing material. Collins hackle is favored by many Catskill tyers and I have an order in with Charlie.
 

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Hi Kim,

That's not always the case at least when your tying traditional Catskill style depending on what you have for feathers. Ideally the wings should be fuller and a little more rounded at the tip then the feather we get off the genetic capes now ( Whiting for example) . Older capes from the 70's might have such feathers , I've found a few on a Spencer cape I have from back in the 80's. The advice I got from Mike Valla's book and from the CFTG is to look at hen capes for the wing material. Collins hackle is favored by many Catskill tyers and I have an order in with Charlie.
The package in the picture said "dry fly" and that's cock hackle.

Kim
 
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