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    Default full feather wing fly

    here is one I tied from a tail that also has the sub for india crow I was using, the feather looked like it would make a fine wing, I didnt want to cover any ot the feather so instead of cheeks I used body vealings

    Hook- #2
    Tag- pink silk
    Tip- silver foil, pink silk
    Tail- gp crest with orange red tip, india crow sub
    Butt- ostrich herl
    Body- white silk over silver foil, under the white silk is a rib of pink silk
    Rib- gold followed by the pink under rib, crossed by silver 3 turns to the body joint
    Top vealing- JC nails
    Under vealing- gp tippet
    Body Joint- Ostrich herl
    Front body- white rabbit
    Front rib- the first rib reversed, the gold followed by ginger hackle
    Wing- the tail feathers from each side of the tail of a rosella
    Throat- ring neck over golden pheasant tail
    Topping- gp crest
    Head- yellow wool, and white silk



    it seems that when you modify the pic for storage (on Nafff gallery) that it looses a lot of detail as you could see the pink rib on the original photo

    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: full feather wing fly

    Nice tie, Chris!

    I like the GP body veiling and the full feather Rosella wing. Also, great arch on the GP topping. Are you shaping your GP toppings before tying them in?

    I think that the doubled throat works well with the wing.

    Glad you found your photo gear!

    Pocono

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    Default Re: full feather wing fly

    That's cool

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    Thanks,

    The tail is the natural shape, and far suprior to the top one (from diffrent crests), it is quite soft and has been shaped with a low power (15w) soldering iron while still cool enough too touch, which I somtimes do to take the the twist out of stubborn feathers if washing wont work

    I crush the feather stem and bend it as normal with flat jaw plyers

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

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    Chris: Very nice work indeed!

    Larry

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