Pattern Married Wing Attempt

#1
I've been trying my hand at married wings. This is what I came up with. It is loosely based on an old fly called the Attorney.

Hook: Alec Jackson size 5
Tip: Oval Silver
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest
Butt: Peacock
Body: Yellow Floss and Peacock
Rib: Oval Gold
Hackle: Blue Eared Phaesant
Wing: Slips of Red, Brown, yellow and green.

I think I need better wing material and larger hooks....

Warren
 
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Micke

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#2
I've been trying my hand at married wings. This is what I came up with. It is loosely based on an old fly called the Attorney.

Hook: Alec Jackson size 5
Tip: Oval Silver
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest
Butt: Peacock
Body: Yellow Floss and Peacock
Rib: Oval Gold
Hackle: Blue Eared Phaesant
Wing: Slips of Red, Brown, yellow and green.

I think I need better wing material and larger hooks....

Warren
Its look fine,what you use to the wings? I have tried to make married wings to and its not so easy.
I used Turkey or Goose to the Wing,and I think its going better whit larger hooks:thumb:
 
#3
Warren,

The wings are just a tad out of focus to my old eyes, but they seem to tent very nicely. I have to comment on your floss work though. That is super smooth, my friend. Did you just wrap it that way or spend some time burnishing? Good floss work indicates good prep work, like laying a smooth underbody.

For married wings on spey and salmon flies, try the goose shoulders. They marry easily and take to turkey and pheasant very nicely too.

Niccely done.

REE
 

Marty

New Member
#4
5s are a little small, I like tying married wings on 1.5s. Married wings are not easy and I would recommend working on some basic strip wings first. Goose shoulder is easy to find and great to work with. I have found that hareline has the best colors but you do need to dig through the bags to find the best feathers. I attach both wings at the same time using the pinch method but find tying one in at a time will also work. One thing to remember is when compressing the wing against the hook the shape of the wing will change. If you want a broader (wider) wing you will need to make the tips more square when marrying the fibers together. You can pre hump the wing to see how it will look. Married wings are difficult but when you get it right there is nothing more stylish and graceful. Keep up the good work and you floss work is truly amazing.
 
#6
Warren,

Did you just wrap it that way or spend some time burnishing? Good floss work indicates good prep work, like laying a smooth underbody.

REE
Ron,

I just wrapped it... I must have been lucky. When I lay the base I just try to make it as smooth as possible.

Thanks to all for the comments and advice... I will keep working to get better.

Warren