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I just picked up a decent looking furnace saddle a couple days ago and I'm looking for some suggestions as to what to do with it. I typically use furnace for stimulators (I tie a lot of them), but not much else. Any good pattern ideas?
 

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You can always use it for palmering WBs and stonefly patterns to gain a two/tone hackle effect... as I mentioned in this post on another thread:
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Not that I'll know when I can ever try this experimental guy but I'm tying this WB with furnace hackle. I forgot the value of a two/tone feather. Not much in nature is a single color so the fact that the hackle changes from dark to light as I wrap it to the rear is appealing to me.

As far as the fish goes.. who knows?

Anyway, this is what I've been tying:



Gene
 

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Thanks for the ideas. I messed around with it a little last night and that's when I noticed the two-tone effect you mentioned. The furnace hackle I had before was just a solid color. I really like the black-to-rust transition - looks much more realistic.
 

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Just to complicate it more, there is a dark badger and a light badger chicken feather. I use badger for the wings of my Spruce and Purple Joe sea run cutt patterns.

Some folks use a furnace hackle when tying a Royal Coachman or Royal Wulff.
 
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