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Hackle for wally wings.


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#1 Bimini15

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:39 PM

I am wondering if there is a type or hackle better suited than others for wally wings. Seems like I only see mallard flank in the few videos I have watched. Is there a reason or am I just not watching enough videos?
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Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:51 PM

turkey flats

 

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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.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 02:03 PM

Al & Betty also came up with cutting out the bottom inside barbs after tying in the wally wings, to prevent spinning problems with Wally wings, there's an article somewhere.
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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:12 PM

Al & Betty also came up with cutting out the bottom inside barbs after tying in the wally wings, to prevent spinning problems with Wally wings, there's an article somewhere.

 

 Here it is

 

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#6 tjm

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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."

http://www.flyangler.../061702fotw.php

 

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.



#7 chugbug27

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

My bad, I even called Gretchen Betty....
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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...