Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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 Post subject: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:41 pm 
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Size 12. The hackle is a bit too long and the tail is drooping, but I'm working on it despite my Parkinson's.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:24 pm 
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So what? I'll bet it catches fish!


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:59 pm 
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Looks good but what’s all that goop wadded up at the head/eye? Did you run out of head cement and went with the sheet rock mud you’ve been wanting to try?
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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:02 pm 
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Gene,
Ignore the self-appointed critic. That is a dandy piece of work and I'm sure it will catch trout. Keep up the good work! Bux


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Hell, Gene, I couldn't do that and my hands don't shake. Hell, I couldn't do that when I was young, my hands didn't shake and I could see.


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 pm 
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I'd fish it.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 am 
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Looks good. Have you tried using polish quills? I have not but am going to.


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:46 am 
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Gene, that'll fish.

Those polish quills are pretty nice, I just got some in the last 6 months. They really make for a nice looking fly.


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:15 pm 
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Hipper wrote:
Looks good. Have you tried using polish quills? I have not but am going to.


Polish anything tends to be exceptional.

Just sayin'. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:36 am 
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I'm using Polish stripped quills, although I stripped a red quill feather and it was easy and longer and possibly better. When I ordered Polish quills, along with the red and yellow I also got some peacock quills. It takes two to make a body on a size 12 fly, for me at least.


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