|12-31-2003 05:16 PM|
Thanks for the comments guys - ever since I got my didgital camera I have been looking for an excuse to play with it, this post did just that - exellent post, Matt. In terms of what one can do with "dubbing" brushes the only limit is one's imagination.
Metalhead, careful - I have been looking for an excuse to head up north! - did you get that parcel yet?
|12-31-2003 01:14 AM|
Thank you for you time and effort. Great work.
|12-31-2003 01:03 AM|
speydoc, great hackle job!!do you make house calls??
|12-31-2003 12:41 AM|
NICE informative pictures and great looking hackles. Thank you for taking the time to post them. Take care, MJC
|12-31-2003 12:27 AM|
For comparison I have a shot with the spun hackle in the rear, next is split Amherst centre tail(very time consuming), followed by stripped Golden pheasant side tail & stripped Amherst side tail - stripping is the simplest and fastest way to produce a hackle from these thick stemmed feathers - unfortunately not all feathers strip well, the Amherst centre tails are the most difficult which is why I produce a spun hackle from them as they are amongst the prettiest feathers to use.Of course one can always use the centre tails just as a beard - this is certainly the fastest & simplest way to use them, but not necisarily the most fun!
The "machine" is simply a small electrical engine with a hook attached - the one in the photos was obtained from a fly shop in Kamloops - one can make some thing similar from a small handhelled fan(obtained from any of the "dollar stores" in the summer in Canada) by removing the fan and replacing with a hook - I would also remove one of the two batteries and replace it with a nail, cut to size, to slow the engine down.
|12-31-2003 12:04 AM|
|speydoc||Final step - folding the hackle flat|
|12-31-2003 12:02 AM|
|speydoc||Correction to the last photo - this is the hackle end on to show the bottle brush efect that is present before one folds the hackle to get a flat workeable hackle. The attached photo is the one on trimming the but ends|
|12-30-2003 11:56 PM|
|speydoc||Shot eight - trimming the butt ends to neaten up the hackle|
|12-30-2003 11:54 PM|
|speydoc||Shot seven - close up on the hackle with a needle being used to pick out a fibre before it binds up|
|12-30-2003 11:51 PM|
|speydoc||Shot six - wide angle as the hackle is spinning|
|12-30-2003 11:49 PM|
|speydoc||Shot five - close up on the hackle as it starts to spin, if the fibres start to bind up - stop spinning and pick them out before restarting the machine - allways keep firm tention on the wire|
|12-30-2003 11:43 PM|
|speydoc||Fourth shot - I clamp and cut the dubbing wire so I can lift the entire hackle up of the board as I start spinning it|
|12-30-2003 11:36 PM|
|speydoc||Third shot - close up of Amherst after cutting|
|12-30-2003 11:34 PM|
|12-27-2003 10:42 PM|
|speydoc||I am having trouble with posting and wiil try another time|
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