Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by David Dalan, Jan 11, 2014.
Dam those are sexy!!
Scott Howell had some nice treatments for many flies. Too bad we lost him.
By the way, how did Brick Heck come to be named "Brick"?
More importantly ... ever notice how a lot of the old school patterns still hook a LOT of fish ?
So true! I have a buddy who was hooked on intruders and such the last couple of years. He is now fishing married wing patterns when conditions allow it. There is something special about hooking a fish on a classic.
I think you'll enjoy it. I really like it as a sub for PB and for under winging on intruders and marabou flies.
Digging this up...
Are you using a dry fly hackle for the palmered body or??? Golden Badger as the original pattern calls for seems to be difficult to source in a usable size and is usually only in dry fly capes.
The hackle is labeled as chinchilla, and it is very much a soft hackle. I tie my wooly buggers this way as well. Not that it probably makes any difference, but I do it with the "more action in soft water" hypothesis.
Thanks for the reply David. I've found some Chinchilla online I could use as a substitute like your pattern. I've been using Schlappen on my other ties, but Golden Badger is not offered in Schalppen.
I guess the root of my question is did the traditional patterns calling for palmered hackle on the body use "dry fly" hackle, Indian/Chinese hackle, or a soft hackle like your pattern.
I don't know, but I would guess a dry fly hackle.
I found this in my bookcase last night. The pattern I used to tie my Kalamas.
Heres mine tied following the recipe in "Flies of the Northwest" by the Inland Empire Fly Club
Thread: Veevus 12/0 Black
Hook: Gamakatsu T10-6H #4
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers
Body: Uni Yarn Pale Yellow
Hackle: Badger Palmered
Wing: White Calf Tail
Cheek: Jungle Cock