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 Post subject: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Rainbow Trout

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Hey, I'm inteesteed in tying some Yellerhammers for a trip to Graham County,some recipes and\or how to's would be helpful. Thanks for any suggestions. I didn't find any on the fly pattern section


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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:13 pm 
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I don't have a flick of one, but here is how to tie it.

Tie in and entire Yellow Biot stem at the rear of the hook.
Then dub the body with peacock herl back to front and then spiral the biot in circles all the way to the front of the bug and tie it off. Just like tying a Palmer

The reason for using biot is because it was originally tied with the yellow off a flicker bird which is now protected. If you are caught with a flicker feather, you will be give life in the electric chair.

Google it and you can see a picture of it on the NGTO Forum.

JT

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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:40 pm 
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JT, you came through again. Your tip led to alot of info. Thanks, Allen


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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Many parts of a Yellerhammer are edible/useable... 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:50 am 
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"edible" I've heard that, too! 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Personally, I think you'd be better off tying an orange or yellow palmer. For small brookie streams, a size 14 orange palmer is my standard searching fly. Often, it's the only fly I use (have several, they do get cut up!).


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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Yellow Hammer huh? I'll look into it and tie some of them too. Thanks Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:22 am 
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There are all kinds of variations. The way I was shown to tie them was to take a primary flight feather, split the quill in half lengthwise (you can tie 2 flies with one feather if you are careful), or remove the long fibers from one side, then palmer the feather the length of the hook. Soaking the steams makes it easier to palmer them. Add just a drop or two of some type of glue or head ceament to the thread base before you palmer the hackle. I've seen some that had a counter wrapedkkkk wire rib

http://www.billeverhardt.com/yellowhammer.html

These aren't mine, I'm just holding them for 5X :D Image


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 Post subject: Re: Yellerhammer
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:22 pm 
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flyman you don't need yeller dove feathers to tie a Townsend Beetle.......5x is working undercover on us.

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