ed
8 months ago

Same as original VW bug

Bill Trublubug
8 months ago

I like these Ed. They are very nicely tied. One question for you. Are they intended as caddis imitations?

ed
8 months ago

Hi Bill. They are. I was experimenting with using a hackle as a wing substitute. I have a lot of larger hackle that I was not using, as well as other feathers. And a friend of mine suggested I use them as wings.

Bill Trublubug
8 months ago

Thanks for the reply Ed. I always find it fun to use materials that are “just sitting around” in new ways. I’m thinking there will be some sore jaws for sure.

ed
8 months ago

The trick is to have long enough hackles so that you can trim the quill and pull it out just in front of a couple of loose wraps. If you trap the quill in, the wing raises. But if you just tie ahead, using the hackle fibers as an a hot, you have a really nice wing, that looks very natural to me.

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