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 Post subject: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Figure some are getting vise withdraw pains so I'll post this a little early, plus it will give you some extra time.
We did the hair wing now lets do a feather wing. Matuka, Black Ghost, Carrie Stevens patterns, what ever, as long as you have a hackle wing. Have fun! :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:36 pm 
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Well, we did pretty good until Sir. Robert pulled this one on us. Of course I do a fair number of feather wing streamers, but I was trying to do something a bit different with this one. Naturally, it didn't come out very well, so I redid it, and redid it again.....

I think I backed out all the way to the body and remounted the wings a dozen times. The thread got so frayed that I wound up tying a sloppy head. The wings are fine, but the rest just didn't work. Some I know what's wrong, for instance I should have used gold oval tinsel instead of flat tinsel for the rib. The bear and hackle barb throat works OK, but the previous attempt to us a hackle collar resulted in a huge hump just behind the wing mounting point. The shoulders look anemic, and there was no room to add cheeks.

I used flat waxed nylon for my tying thread. I guess I should have switched to something finer when I got to the head. Should I have used a longer hook? This one may only be 4xl, but if I made the shoulders any longer, you wouldn't see any of the body. On the 4th try, the shoulders lay flat, but they aren't nearly full enough. I don't know what to do there, nor how to add cheeks that don't make the head look 3-sizes too big.

hook: size 4 streamer
thread: black flat waxed nylon
tail: Golden pheasant tippet
body: flat silver tinsel
rib: fine gold flat tinsel
wing: 4 red saddle hackles
throat: red hackle barbs over black bear
Shoulder: Lady Amherst pheasant dyed chartreuse.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:37 pm 
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Well it's obvious to me that I don't know squat about feather wing streamers because I sure can't see anything wrong with that fly. Just more eye candy.


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 Post subject: Re: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:19 pm 
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Here's Mine

Christmas Featherwing Streamer

Hook: 4XL Streamer Hook
Tag: Silver Tinsel
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers
Back Body:Dark Green and Bright Green Floss
Veiling: Golden Pheasant Tippet
Body Joint: Peacock Herl
Front Body: Red Hare Dubbing
Rib: Gold Wire
Throat: Red Hackle
Wing: Chartruse, Red, and Badger Hackles
Cheeks: Golden Pheasant Tippet

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Hope y'all Like,

Thanks, Colin :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:43 pm 
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Dude, that's awesome!
Merry Christmas, buddy!

Daddo

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 Post subject: Re: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:40 pm 
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Well-
After seein Colins fly, all I got to say is

I quit... :lol:

Before too long he's gonna be nippin Capn Cheerwines heels...
:mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:56 pm 
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not my best but its a feather wing

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 Post subject: Re: Show & tell 13------ Feather wing streamer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:11 pm 
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Well, hell, Norm......I like it!

Yer Pal,
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