Char Fin Spey

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  1. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Based on a pattern i saw on another forum.

    Same essential components with a few changes here and there.

    Hook is McNeese Blue Heron Size 2

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    Sweet tie Eunan.....nice proportions and flow, looks like it's in motion even tho it's not.
     
  3. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    As a concept it is interesting. The concept being the marriage of Bergman fontinalis wing colors in a spey type configuration. Looks like some variations on that theme might be worth exploring a bit further.

    TC
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    What did you find for wing fibers that were long enough to marry?
     
  5. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Goose Shoulder...
     
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    Sweet fly! Love the colours and the wing is beautiful!
    I'm not sure what you mean by this? Some of the old-school trout wet fly patterns have very small married goose wings....Like the Trout Fin!
    Which is likely where Eunan got the inspiration to do this?

    Max.
     
  8. S Fontinalis

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    I think he meant long enough to fit the hook, not necessarily marry together...
     
  9. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Max, If you look at Eunan's fly it has a wing on it that's way longer than a goose wing could handle. That's why I was asking him what he used for the wings.
     
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    When you said "wing fibers that were long enough to marry", sounded like you were implying that the fibers must be a certain length to marry them. Sorry for the miss interpretation. I haven't experienced this difficulty with goose myself. I use select goose shoulder for tented wings on AJ 1.5s. I could see how it wouldn't work for anything bigger than a size 1. Just my 2 cents.


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  11. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    You'll have trouble with bigger sizes. I tried them on Blue Heron size 1 and it was much too short. This is a size 2 blue heron and they barely fit
    Now, Turkey would fit fine, but the barbs are much too stiff in my opinion. They're fine for salmon fly wings, but for speys, goose, or swan shoulder is the way to go...
     
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    Ageed, I've tried turkey and argus for tented wings but it seems too stiff and is hard to tent compared to goose. Now I just leave those materials for dee wings and such..

    Max.
     
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    That is one of the sweetest flies I've seen.
    And I would fish the shit out of it.
    Looks fishy!
     
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