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How do you guys know how tall your split wings should be? I saw a video where a guy used a card with a line drawn on it for each hook size, but when I looked it up, the guy wanted a small fortune for the thing. Ouch! I’m wanted to work on my Catskill Dry Fly skills and especially tying in wings with wood duck flank feathers. Thanks.

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A popular choice on the Catskills is to make the wing a tad longer than the shank.

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@breambuster make your own card. It's easy. Get an index card. Two hooks for each size. Set the hooks on the card mark the two points, draw a line. 

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Moshup, I watched a YouTube video the other day where the guy said to make the wings as long as the shank plus the eye. 

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The question is on the height of the wings on Catskill dries.

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It would appear to me that he is making his wing measurement from behind the eye to the bend of the hook. Bend included.

No need to bolden any words as I can still read fairly well.

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question had nothing to do with reading skills

@breambuster maybe this will be useful. maybe not. happy tying 😀

from "tying catskill style dry flies" by mike valla

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