Flight

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Hans Weilenmann, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    The use of the springier hackle barbs makes for a "skinny" look to the Flight pattern.

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    Flight
    Hook: Kamasan B175 #12
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Rib: Wire, silver fine
    Tail: Hackle barbs, dyed bright yellow
    Body: Tying thread
    Wing: Whiting Farms Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, dark pardo
    Hackle: Cock saddle, dyed black

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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  2. KevinLS Member

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    That is a unique and attractive fly. It does look fairly sparse; I'd like to give it a try on some local lakes. I don't see yellow used often.
  3. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Many of the British and Irish wets have GP crest as the tail. Yellow hackle barbs, or GP breast feather barbs are much easier to deal with.