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Old 01-07-2005, 04:55 PM
Gillie Gillie is offline
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I have always enjoyed the Silver Hilton as one of my favorite flies. I have recently stumbled upon some unique variations and have been playing. I'm curious what anybody else has used for wings. I usually use Whiting American Rooster Necks for my hackle tip flies but usually tie the wings on my Silver Hilton with a softer sort of feather. I'm curious what others have done or would do for the wing.

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Old 01-07-2005, 06:13 PM
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I use generic rock hackle feathers from the top end of the cape. I use 4 feathers.
2 groups of 2, faced, and matched.
Generic: I visit the equivalent of a USA county fair (ours is the BV <bulkley valley> Fall Fair), hit the poultry building, chat it up with the folks putting in barred rocks, and visit them on packing day, when the rest of the flock is dispatched to the freezer. I pay about 3.00 for the cape and saddle patches. Then comes the work:
salt, borax, staples, time.
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Old 01-07-2005, 10:57 PM
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I do much the same as Ken, using generic grizzle hackle tips, obtained from the local farmers(I'm also in a rural area). I however like to use 2 hackle tips only, tying them splayed out much like the saltwater flies - this maximises their action in the water.
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