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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2019, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Some feather wings for winter swings

Be on a feather wing kick as of late. Thinking about cold days and colder water. The green but spey is a split wing something that have never tried with a feather wing we’ll see how it swims soon enough!
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Nice!!! What kinds of feathers are you using for the wings? These are looking good!

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all beautiful flies nickles, are all the wings set like the white one, or just that one, cameron
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Somebody call 911 !!!

Smokin' HOT !!!
I would feel very comfortable swinging either of those flies knowing I have an awesome offering
Excellent composition, material placement and material selection is spot on Mr. Nickles !!
The colour combinations are confidence ... very inspiring !!!

I will also say the splayed wings impart a deadly action. I have tied saddle wings modeled after the Light Spruce trout fly that act like Dee strip wings.


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Nice!!! What kinds of feathers are you using for the wings? These are looking good!

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all beautiful flies nickles, are all the wings set like the white one, or just that one, cameron
Thanks guys! Just the white wing is a split wing. Nate I just use the cheep Chinese saddle capes. They seem to work well enough.
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Very nicely done Nickels.
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Nick, the chinese capes are what I use too. Need to order more!

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Nick, the chinese capes are what I use too. Need to order more!

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Can you PM me a source for these "Chinese" feathers? I like the look of them and good sources are tough around here.

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Can you PM me a source for these "Chinese" feathers? I like the look of them and good sources are tough around here.

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ditto , been searching for awhile, cameron
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Can you PM me a source for these "Chinese" feathers? I like the look of them and good sources are tough around here.

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ditto <img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/SpeyPages_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />, been searching for awhile, cameron
I’m not real sure guys! I think I’ve got most of mine from cabalas and the local tackle shop that has one 4 foot by 6 foot section of fly tying stuff. I tried a search on eBay and didn’t find any I thought that was strange. Maybe I searched the wrong thing?
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It has been a while since I bought these. Last batch came from a fly shop in Chicago. So I cannot personally vouch for these, but they should be fine. $12 seems to be about right for "Chinese capes" from a rooster.

https://www.cascadecrest.com/Chinese-Capes-p/363.htm

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These are on sale for $9.60

https://detteflies.com/products/supe...nese-cock-cape

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