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Thread: The Red Gallania (wet\mini-streamer)

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    Default The Red Gallania (wet\mini-streamer)

    Hook- 8
    Tail- Red soft downy fibers from base of feather
    Body- Steel foil silver
    Wing- Gallania (gunnie fowl)
    Throat- Red soft downy fibers from base of feather
    Head- Black



    Chris
    "the fight is for habitait. Once its continuation is assured the fish will largely look after themselves." KD

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    Default Re: The Red Gallania (wet\mini-streamer)

    Chris: Very nice looking wet! I really like the variegation on the wing material.

    Larry

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    Default Re: The Red Gallania (wet\mini-streamer)

    Chris, your flies are always among the best. Like Larry said good looking materials. I've never even seen them offered here.

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    Default Re: The Red Gallania (wet\mini-streamer)

    Chris,

    Nice tie! I've never known Guinea Fowl as "Gallania". It's a great feather to work with and easy to source in the US; about $20 for a complete skin. Nice use of the marabou-like feathers at the base of the quill.

    Pocono
    Last edited by Pocono; 07-26-2010 at 04:51 AM.

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    Default Re: The Red Gallania (wet\mini-streamer)

    Thanks Guys

    Allan, I have come across it called this for some of the older patterns I have tyed and had too look it up in the dictonary for fishermen too find what was ment.
    When I tyed it I was trying my new vice out and wanted a fly that will have plenty of movement when I swing it across the river, or strip it in, Guinea Fowl is a bit harder too get over here (esp a skin) but it is a material that I like working with

    The steel foil is not very nice too use compared with tinsel

    Chris
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    Default Re: The Red Gallania (wet\mini-streamer)

    Chris,

    Yes, steel foil is crummy to work with, compared to tinsel.

    You have to keep your winds on exactly the same angle (pitch) or you will get buckling of the foil. It's particularly tough at the tail. That's why a lot of people in the days of old used to tie in the foil at the tail; foil cut on a slant. that way, you're on the right pitch with your first wind. You also need an absoultely smooth underbody.

    I'd move away from the purity of the old tie (steel foil) and come back to the practicality of the modern mylar tinsel.

    Pocono

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