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Old 06-24-2003, 08:06 AM
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Sorry I haven't resonded before but I was out of town for a few days. Thanks so very much for the tips. I will try soakiing some tails and then splitting them. Do you counterwrap them with wire to help with durability?
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:08 PM
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Tyler and Jake,

If you put some hair conditioner in the por/pan you soak the tails in, it will keep the stem membrane nice and supple without the need to resoak before tying. Sorry about forgetting to mention this before.

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Old 06-24-2003, 10:19 PM
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Tyler and Flytyer

glad it worked for you Tyler.

Flytyer....I had heard about conditioner before but never had the jam to try it out....I was always afraid of the scent it left behind.

Has it ever caused you any grief?

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Old 06-24-2003, 10:43 PM
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Jake,

Nope. The glues we use to hold our flies together smells far worse than any hair conditioner. The fish don't seem to care either.
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Thanks Flytyer

I will have to keep that one in the bag of tricks

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Old 06-28-2003, 01:12 AM
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I have stripped just about anything that could be considered useable as a spey hackle - before I found rhea I used ostridge as a spey hackle, the shorter thinner stuff workes very well. In addition to Ringneck centres one can use Golden and Amherst centres, although I find the latter difficult to strip fully, even with an over night soak. Possibly of more interest is the use of the side tails of the Golden & Amherst, the latter strip much more easily than the centres and look good dyed up orange & purple - a light burn separates the fibres and completes the process. The larger feathers at the start of the tail(with the thicker stems) and the tail feathers of the Blue Eared can also be used as spey hackle after carefull striping. Although I have yet to try them I suspect the second grade white turkey wing and tail feathers would make exellent spey hackle after stripping and a light burn. Something not previously mentioned is that after stripping there is often a wider piece of "shell"(the coating of the quill) than is desired on the base of the new "hackle" - this is easily sliced of with a sharp pair of scizzors going along the side of the new "hackle" - this widened "shell" is more prominent towards the base of the parent feather.
I hope this makes sense to everyone - does anyone have any other ideas for feathers that can be stripped to form spey hackle?
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