Rhea

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  1. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Are these feathers wound like a hackle or fibers cut from the stem and tied in?
     
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    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
     
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    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...
     
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    Moving on to Intruders Eunan?

    Scott
     
  5. Jamie Wilson

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    I hope so :cool:
    We would see some sweet ones!
     
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    both
     
  7. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

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    not sure about intruders yet - a bit daunting for me;).
     
  8. Big E

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    I call BS.
     
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    They're coming :)
     
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    Hey Eunan - how's the Rhea??
    Actually - I'm just bumping this thread.:cool:
     
  11. S Fontinalis

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    aint bought any rhea yet! it'll be a while before you see intruders from me.....;)
     
  12. Jamie Wilson

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    OK - I'd upload some of mine but my picture taking skills are weak at best.
    Good tying!!
     
  13. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    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"
     
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    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....

    Educate me!
     
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