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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2020, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Natural feather wing

Saw a natural coloured fly in a video clip and liked the look of it, so decided to do a sort of freestyle fly, and added a black feather wing to it. Nickels’ recommendations for feather wings helped me out on this one!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2020, 12:58 PM
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Bright colors and flash work for those steelhead...but there is something that makes natural colors more beautiful...and I think the fish will agree. Especially when it is a fine looking well tied fly like this one!!
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Looks awesome Nils - what hook did you tie this on?
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That ones gonna do some catching! Nice work!!
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Oh wow
That is really nice ... I would swing that with no regrets


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Yah man , love that fly . Sink fast , great colors .
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Shades of Harry Lemire's "Squirrel & Teal". I dig it!

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Beautifully understated pattern. And I would think any self respecting fish, after being assaulted by a gauntlet of Hoh Bos, Intruders, glo bug, pink rubber worms and little cleos would crush that.

And the wings - was that a post by Nickels? Even though Iíve read a few techniques, I still have a hard time gettin feather wings no to kick up at a 30 degree angle. Yours are perfect. nice work!

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