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Hackle for wally wings.
Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:39 PM
Posted 04 May 2018 - 01:17 PM
Hopefully ScottP will chime in here, but I took a class on the subject at one of the FFF Conclaves years ago and we used Whiting American Hen Saddles for the wings. I must confess other than a little experimentation at the time, I've never bothered to tie them since because they seemed like more work than they were worth, but they do many a pretty tie.
Posted 04 May 2018 - 02:03 PM
Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:02 PM
well, some where else Al has stated bluntly that Wonder Wings and Wally Wings are "totally different"
In this article by Wally Lutz, it says use " a waterfowl or upland bird body feather."
I discovered this while trying to find out what "wally wings' are. I saw a nice example done in wood duck and another in what looked like pheasant body along the way as I looked for the pattern.
Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:41 PM
I'd have to look closer, but I think Wally strips the stem out of the feather and uses just one feather for both wings, while Al/Gretchen uses two feathers and leaves a portion of the stem in. Both look nice but I suspect Wonder Wing stands up to fish better.
Chug, Betty-Beatty, pretty close and Mvendon knew who you meant. I can never remember any more than Al...