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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Trying for some hackle tip wing style flies. Can anyone comment on my wing proportions? I feel they’re off but I’m not sure if they’re long or just set at the wrong angle. Thanks for looking!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 02:46 PM
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That is a well-tied fly and should fish great.

From an aesthetic perspective, aim for your wing to not go past the bend of that style of hook.

If you feel your wing is sitting high, make sure you make a level flat thread base for your next wing tie down.

You can also shape the wing stem to your desire by small pinches on the stem with your fingernails.

Good work!
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That is a well-tied fly and should fish great.

From an aesthetic perspective, aim for your wing to not go past the bend of that style of hook.

If you feel your wing is sitting high, make sure you make a level flat thread base for your next wing tie down.

You can also shape the wing stem to your desire by small pinches on the stem with your fingernails.

Good work!
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Everything Adrian said and also try and use four feathers for the wing. Another good thing to do is fold the stems back after you tie the wings fold the stem ends back over the tie in point and then tie them down. This will make your wings sit lower and help so you don’t pull them out when tying your fly on with cold hands. Nice looking fly I think a steel face would take a bite at that one!
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I like the fly. I would like to see how the wing sits after fishing it for a bit.

I also really like the wood the fly is sitting on.
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Great advice already !!
Go fish it and find out what the fish think


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-19-2020, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the kind words and helpful advice! Looking forward to a spring day when I can swing this one

Stumpy - the wood the fly is sitting on is my tying desk aka the dining room table... My wife is a gracious person
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