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Willie Gun mini-Rhea

Mini Rhea intruders.....the pink purple is so you can see the scale
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Nice. Looking grabby.
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Nice. Looking grabby.
Thanks Bud! Did you take your trip yet??

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I'd fish that Willie minus the "eyes"
The Willie Gunn is a favorite of mine in any variation ...


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I'd fish that Willie minus the "eyes" <img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/hihi.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Hihi" class="inlineimg" />
The Willie Gunn is a favorite of mine in any variation ...


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When I get caught up on orders Mike I might try it on a spey hook

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You know, we have some UK members here that wouldn't call your pattern a Willie Gunn. A true "Willie" has the wing of orange, yellow and black bucktail rolled in hand so that the hair is well mixed so no colour bucktail is beside itself. Then tied in the round so the body of gold tinsel can be easily seen. I've done this and I will say that it takes an amazing amount of patience to roll the hair so it remains equal and is properly mixed. Usually tied on a Waddington shank with a small treble slipped inside the ring. I tie mine on Code N irons, down to size #6. I've also tied them on Waddington shanks with short trailer hooks and a green dubbing ball under the wing to prop the wing a little and add a bit of pulsing motion. The rolled wing gives a bery distinct look once it's wet.


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Yeah, I meant ‘Willie Gun’ color.

Sounds like a fun tie mike

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Yeah, I meant ‘Willie Gun’ color.

Sounds like a fun tie mike
No worries here dude
It would be impossible to roll rhea herls and get the same mix detail as the bucktail.
When tying with bucktail, I suggest to do enough hair for 3 or 4 Willies. For the time it takes to roll the hair, you can tie 10 bodies


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For the technically minded, to construct the Gold Bodied Willie G., form your body from a rich deep often termed "Old Gold" shade of gold onto a tube of choice, then add a wing of roughly 33.3% proportion of Bright Fluro. Yellow Bucktail, just long enough to cover the tube body and to the bend of the hook you'll be using the flee with.Then do exactly the same with Hot Orange( not Fluro, please note that!) on top, finally the same once more with Black again over both the preceding colours.Finish the head off with a nice bright Red head(thread and varnish) adding Jungle Cock to taste.
Now as said this flee is all about proportion, you want less of each colour than you actually think as the Gold Body needs to be visible though the Bucktail winging upon finishing the flee.
Tied correctly and in the right proportions the flee will "Glow" in the water, especially a falling water when the best conditions occur to Angle for Atlantics.
Thats whats termed the "classic" modern Gold Bodied Wille G..You can construct a variation for clearer water with a Black Floss Body and Gold Rib.You can also play about with the proportions of the winging materials to suit the conditions of your rivers, i.e. more Black for Clear water, more Yellow for coloured waters, more Orange in Autumn.Some heretics are even known to add a touch of Red in the form of a few strands of Flash or Red bucktail into the mix for Back End fish(er, thats me then!)
As such there's no fixed pattern and its free to interpretation if you will.
I believe the Original Wille G. was tied as Black Body, Gold rib and 3 equal bunches of Yellow, Orange and Black tied eaqualy round the tube side by side!- but I might have that wrong
Interestingly a River Tay variant thats a sort of Cascade/ Willie G. hybrid works very well, which is a Silver Body, and a wing of 4 separate quarters.Two of Black directly opposite each other, then the other two wings of Yellow/Orange mix sitting between the Black wings.Excellent clear water flee.
Have fun and tight lines, Yorkie.

P.S, I'd put up a piccy or two, but I've just packed up the Kit for a jaunt to the Tweed early next week at Floors Castle and as I'll be leaving almost straight from work, I've to get ready in advance before I start work tonight..
Cheers,Y.
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For the technically minded, to construct the Gold Bodied Willie G., form your body from a rich deep often termed "Old Gold" shade of gold onto a tube of choice, then add a wing of roughly 33.3% proportion of Bright Fluro. Yellow Bucktail, just long enough to cover the tube body and to the bend of the hook you'll be using the flee with.Then do exactly the same with Hot Orange( not Fluro, please note that!) on top, finally the same once more with Black again over both the preceding colours.Finish the head off with a nice bright Red head(thread and varnish) adding Jungle Cock to taste.
Now as said this flee is all about proportion, you want less of each colour than you actually think as the Gold Body needs to be visible though the Bucktail winging upon finishing the flee.
Tied correctly and in the right proportions the flee will "Glow" in the water, especially a falling water when the best conditions occur to Angle for Atlantics.
Thats whats termed the "classic" modern Gold Bodied Wille G..You can construct a variation for clearer water with a Black Floss Body and Gold Rib.You can also play about with the proportions of the winging materials to suit the conditions of your rivers, i.e. more Black for Clear water, more Yellow for coloured waters, more Orange in Autumn.Some heretics are even known to add a touch of Red in the form of a few strands of Flash or Red bucktail into the mix for Back End fish(er, thats me then!)
As such there's no fixed pattern and its free to interpretation if you will.
I believe the Original Wille G. was tied as Black Body, Gold rib and 3 equal bunches of Yellow, Orange and Black tied eaqualy round the tube side by side!- but I might have that wrong
Interestingly a River Tay variant thats a sort of Cascade/ Willie G. hybrid works very well, which is a Silver Body, and a wing of 4 separate quarters.Two of Black directly opposite each other, then the other two wings of Yellow/Orange mix sitting between the Black wings.Excellent clear water flee.
Have fun and tight lines, Yorkie.

P.S, I'd put up a piccy or two, but I've just packed up the Kit for a jaunt to the Tweed early next week at Floors Castle and as I'll be leaving almost straight from work, I've to get ready in advance before I start work tonight..
Cheers,Y.
Thanks for that write up Yorkie! I’ll try it with Fox hair &#x1f44d;

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Yooper,-Fly if tying with Fox hair, its much finer and a lot more mobile.Try tying in the Scandi stacked wing style as in Temple dog stylee.There's lots of step by steps and educational vids on the net that explain it all and will help you along the way.You can obtain some spectacular results with the right stuff and a little imagination!
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