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Old 12-07-2004, 07:45 PM
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What have you been using for your spey hackle. I've been using schlappen and "spey" feathers. I've got a heron that fishes every day from my dock but my wife promised she'd call the DNR if it showed up on my tying desk.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:07 PM
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Wink Spey Hackle

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"Spey" feathers? I've got a heron that fishes every day from my dock but my wife promised she'd call the DNR if it showed up on my tying desk.
I heard the authorities came knocking on this farmers door one day. Seems they heard he had killed a heron.
Well yeah, says he. I didn't want to kill it. But the darn thing was roosting in the barn. The hens wouldn't lay, the cows wouldn't give any milk. I tried to shoo it out of there, but it just wouldn't leave......So I shot it.
Naturally, the authorities were quite upset. They demanded to see the carcus.
There isn't any carcus replied the farmer.
What do you mean,,,,there is no carcus? What happened to it they asked?
I called some of the neighbors over. We barbequed it and ate it.
They were horrified. How could you eat a heron?
Well,,,after all, it was dead replied the farmer.
Well, uh,,,what exactly does a heron taste like they asked?
Oh, kinda like a cross between a bald eagle and a spotted owl.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:17 PM
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marabou on the Dirty Harry and Brown Trout Weamer

chickaboo on the steelhead wet

burnt spey hackle on the five oaks

saddle hackle on the flat wing

Just bought some grey burnt spey hackle that'll do a decent imitation of heron so be nice to the heron.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:51 PM
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The heron will live. I guess the bald eagle and spotted owl should be left alone as well. I burned some seagull feathers the other day and they made some usable spey hackle. The quills were reasonably pliable though short. Made for a good wrap at the head.
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