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Hey all...those accomplished tiers here who've tarried over the mixed wing.
Problem: how do you reduce the oiliness of your fibres? I've also checked in with some SBS's but don't remember this being covered...

Perhaps I need more practice...

Below a General Salmon No.6 variation from Ephemera (the Book of the Salmon, 1850)...sans horns

Know I have to razor the wing and do a re-mix alas...

Thanks in advance for any info you gents have to impart.

 

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I was having the same thoughts Kevin, I'm not sure to which phenomena you are referring? That they stick together and want to remarry?

anyway, do them in small groups and roll the materials around in your fingers. Kinda like rolling a J or a smoke or whatever. the barbules will get wet and messy and not grab as much. This will mix around the colors of different fibres. then put the segments together to make a single side, then the sides to make a single wing, then tie it on...
 

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I was having the same thoughts Kevin, I'm not sure to which phenomena you are referring? That they stick together and want to remarry?

anyway, do them in small groups and roll the materials around in your fingers. Kinda like rolling a J or a smoke or whatever. the barbules will get wet and messy and not grab as much. This will mix around the colors of different fibres. then put the segments together to make a single side, then the sides to make a single wing, then tie it on...
A-ha!! That may very well do the trick...

I have found that there are natural oils in various fibres and tend to bind the fibres together almost as much as the linking up of the barbules for a married wing.
 

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The fly is looking very good from here buddy :)

I like everything about this one,

Ard
 

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as far as i know the only oil in a birds feathers comes from the preen gland. this preen gland is down by the birds arse. (for lack of a better term...lol) this is where water birds get the waterproofing . but i haven't had an oily feather problem before either.feathers may be greasier around this gland is all i can think. i may be wrong here, if i am the fellas will clear this up.
 

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ok before this get crazy there nothing no where mention about oi in feather..... got nothing to do with tying a mix wing. read kelson and read hale and read rogan they will teahc you how to tie a mix wing if you do a kelson style mix with the wing is married together just individual fibers and all ways a different one preferably one with a different texture. irish style you stack each material on top of each other and brush them out
 

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You just have about half the fibers you need for a wing on a hook that size. Brush them out with a tooth brush prior to tieing in.
 

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Hey Chase , I'm in with Ard , your fly looks pretty good from here :smokin:
I'd fish the pants off of it !!
I think the steelhead will agree with me when I say that fly has what it takes to get a steelhead to pull on it :)
If you were tying it for fishing , you did really well in my opinion :)
I follow Kevin's mention of the "irish" style for my mixed wing fishing flies , better contrast .


Mike
 
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