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c.taylor

Bendback DEE-ceiver

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Nice specimens!! Any secrets to having the collar with such long barbels? They're longer than the deer tail. What did you use? :wallbash:

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c.t. - very nice flies. Those would be good for a lot of saltwater and freshwater fish.

 

Bret - If I'm not mistaken, the collars are tied using peacock eyes in the Squimpish style developed by David Nelson up in the Northeast. The eyes of the peacock are soaked in water for a short time to soften them and them wrapped as a collar much as you would a soft hackle. The flies are amazing looking after tying and in the water as well. Here's a link to David Nelson's site http://www.squimpishflies.com/ and a video of Kyle Hand demoing the tying method

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TxEngr

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TxEngr has got it right...the collar is a peacock eye feather soaked, folded in half and palmered, David Nelson is amazing, his incorporation of Spey and Dee style flies for saltwater applications is outstanding...his style of tying has been very inspirational for me...Check his sight out!!! I haven't been able to catch him tying at a show, but I am told it is a real treat!!

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