Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by S Fontinalis, Jan 7, 2013.
Are these feathers wound like a hackle or fibers cut from the stem and tied in?
i have seen them done both ways. also, i have seen patterns that called for tying them into a "dubbing loop" and tying the loop on. I have tied them in in clumps and in a loop, but not personally tyed them in like a palmered hackle
I prefer to tie by the clump as it's easier to get the proper spacing, or adjust if you need to. I usually tie on 3 sides too, as I don't think all 4 are necessary and it saves money over time...
Moving on to Intruders Eunan?
I hope so
We would see some sweet ones!
not sure about intruders yet - a bit daunting for me.
I call BS.
Hey Eunan - how's the Rhea??
Actually - I'm just bumping this thread.
aint bought any rhea yet! it'll be a while before you see intruders from me.....
OK - I'd upload some of mine but my picture taking skills are weak at best.
Never tied using Rhea, but a coworker raised them. One escaped, so I made signs for him to post. He didn't like the signs . . . "Gone - a Rhea"
ok fellas, interest has piqued.
Learn me about intruders....can i tie them on a hook, or are they always on shanks?
Colors to go for, or good established pattern recommendations would be much appreciated.
Watched April's video from germany the other day....think i could do it no problems....
Check this one out
A guy once showed me, he soaks the whole feather in warm water for quite a while, then trips the feather into 2 and uses it for hackle on our spey flys. I do the same with ostrich herl
looks too easy. i'll get right one it.