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    greenwing,

    Let me be the first to welcome you to FAOL from Tennesee! You have joined the best group of sharing people you will ever come across! Welcome....
    Warren
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    What Warren said..........except from Oregon
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    Despite tying an awful lot of partridge hackled flies I've never gone through more than 1 skin a year, or had to resort to any of the techniques mentioned here. The last one I bought cost 20 UKP ($35 ish) in November. That makes them much cheaper than dry fly hackles. Yet I see a lot of talk on how to do this for game bird hackles, but not for dry fly hackles. It makes me wonder if wet fly fisherman are tighter than those who fish the dry?
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    I've used Charlies method with good results although I do have a Hun skin with the head intact and many of little hackles are nearly too small....

    http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/fly...m?parentID=155

    Jeremy.

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    i use the same method as desribed on charlies fly box, but i find the hackle splays around the hook shank much easier if i trim the butt end from the hackle before tightening the first two loose wraps.

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    This one with an aftershaft (pheasant)












    insert feather in split thread







    try to capture it close to quill







    trim quill side away







    spin bobbin to trap fibers







    wet fingers, stroke fibers back












    although fibers are a bit matted here, they get real buggy in the water





    Nice thing about the aftershaft feathers is they work just as well on even smaller hooks. This one's a #16, but I can go down to a #22 scud hook easily; just a matter of adjusting how far they protrude.


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    Scott
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