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River Road Creations wing cutters?


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#1 SpokaneDude

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:56 AM

I  have tried the Reel Wings Sedge Small, but I really have a hard time with fat fingers getting the wing positioned, cutting the V in the tab only made things worse.  So I thought would look for realistic alternatives.

 

Came across River Road Creations, and J Son Caddis wing burners which seem to be a viable alternative.  I might be missing something here, but it seems the River Road product only cuts foam material... I have NEVER heard of, or seen foam wings on a caddis fly... am I missing something?

 

Any suggestions or recommendations?  I want to make the flies as realistic as possible with regard to the wings.

 

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#2 flytire

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:41 PM

but it seems the River Road product only cuts foam material

 

thats incorrect

 

read the river road creations website

 

http://riverroadcrea...om/products.htm and http://riverroadcrea.../caddiswing.htm and http://riverroadcrea...gMaterials2.htm

 

look under the "materials" section and youll see materials other than foam that can be used for wings

 

river road creations cutters are solely not just for cutting foam

 

furthermore, you dont need river road creations cutters to make caddis wings. its really not that hard to use a synthetic wing material, fold it in half, make a couple of angle snips and you have caddis wings 

 

get a template for caddis wings

 

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lay it on some synthetic wing material and trace the wing onto it. cut out wing

 

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#3 Dave G.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:13 PM

I  have tried the Reel Wings Sedge Small, but I really have a hard time with fat fingers getting the wing positioned, cutting the V in the tab only made things worse.  So I thought would look for realistic alternatives.

 

Came across River Road Creations, and J Son Caddis wing burners which seem to be a viable alternative.  I might be missing something here, but it seems the River Road product only cuts foam material... I have NEVER heard of, or seen foam wings on a caddis fly... am I missing something?

 

Any suggestions or recommendations?  I want to make the flies as realistic as possible with regard to the wings.

 

SD

I've tied foam delta wings on caddis but I just cut the foam with scissors. I can only tell you that they will float forever but you can see an elk hair caddis much better on the water. I guess it might help if you used pink foam lol.


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#4 SpokaneDude

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:10 PM

Anybody have a pair of Life Cycle Caddis Wings they want to part with ($)... Wapsi no longer makes them...

 

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#5 flytire

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:35 PM

do you really need super realistic caddis wings? really?

 

try making simple taped wings

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA9rFMxKYpk


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#6 SpokaneDude

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

flytire: interesting... I'll have to give it a try... thank you for the info...

 

SD