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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:42 pm 
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Nice looking stuff by everybody, like all the different colors. Couple things I've learned or been told about bucktails. Don't know if this is true or not but I was always told that Doe tails have finer and straighter hair then buck tails. When buying a tail take it out of the package if you can and check the hair. Some have thick crinkly hair while others have a finer straighter hair, there not all the same. Depending on the look you want you really want to check them out.

Have any of you fished these type of streamers? I have and have had some luck. Had a small brown suck one in so hard that it actually went in the mouth and out the gill where it got hooked.


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:38 pm 
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I've used hair wing streamers for bass a number of times. Most interesting catch was an 18" large mouth on a simple size 10 brown and white bucktail. I've not tried them very much with trout. You pretty much have to know there are some 11"-12" fish in there before a streamer is effective.


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:38 pm 
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Here's mine....once again I found myself way out of my element.....I tried shooting for something bluegillish :roll:

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don't know what some of these feathers are called???

Hook: standard streamer size 4
thread: Black flat waxed nylon
tail: goldish stuff off a pheasant
body: yellow rabbit
ribbing: flat gold tinsel
overwing: olive deer hair
cheek: orange calf body
eyes: some kinda feather off the neck of a pheasant that resembles junglecock :D

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:08 pm 
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Little rainbow trout
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Hairwing streamers I've actually used :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:17 pm 
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Hi guys,
I've been lurking around... What a bunch of magnificent streamers. 8-) Robert, that is one exquisite hair wing (and quite inspiring)! I've not tied any hair wings for a long time and that just made me want to sit down and pull out the buck tail. I tied up this black nose Dace last night

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I am thinking my wing is a little too long. What do you think?

Caleb


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Hey Caleb--- was starting to think you gave up tyin. :lol: I don't think your wing is to long, looks fine. The one thing I will tell you is carefull on making the heads on the hairwing streamers to small. To easy to have the hair pull out. Watch your tie down point for the hair, it looks like you have it tyed down on the short angle behind the eye, that will kick your wing up. If you had a straight eye hook or just came back a little more on the hook you used, the wing would be more in line with the hook shank. I know you did that on purpose, just to see if I can still pick things out. :mrgreen:
Great to see your work again. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:16 pm 
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How about some of ya's put your fly in the pattern section, some really nice flys.
Windknotter- I really like that sculpin pattern.


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:27 pm 
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Here's my attempt at another fly that I have never tried, but I really enjoy trying some new patterns. I had a couple of ideas so I will give you two for the price of one.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:13 pm 
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I think actually my wing is kicking up from the yarn butt. I tied it down a little too close to the eye.


My wing still looked long to me. This looks much better, what do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 6---- Hairwing Streamer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Here is a picture of my eye. As long as you're not tying down on a slope you can make a very short head on a hair wing by applying pulsating pressure straight down after every thread wrap. Then cut the butts off at a sharp angle and cover with thread as you tie off. Just as a test I tried to pull the hair out but had to put it in the vice to do so.

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