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Hackle - a different approach


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#1 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:52 AM

A different way to make a hackle. Tying dry flies in this way was popularized  by Jean-Paul Dessaigne,  one of my favorite french tier ( a fantastic photographer ans skilled tier ) . He made a lot of flies using guard fibers from hare fur.
 
Here, in my part of Europe ,  we call hare fur as "poor man hackle". It is difficult to find Whiting hackle  and we started to use more and more hare fur instead. Guard fibers from hare fur suit perfectly for making big floating flies. The colors of the fibers are fantastic and are very close to the natural color of insects legs.
 
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#2 feathers5

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:53 AM

Do you apply them with a dubbing loop? Great idea.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:26 AM

Jean Pauls videos

https://www.youtube....kRE_aq4J9y1y5uA

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#4 Mark Knapp

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 02:12 PM

Very nice.



#5 Sandan

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 02:18 PM

Thanks Lucian and flytire. Very cool. The tweezers or hemos he uses for a half hitch tool, what  great idea. 



#6 BobHRAH

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:45 PM

Is there an English version of the youtube series?  Google said it cannot be translated.

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:34 PM

Vey nice stuff!
Living in Colorado we take for granted the access we have to Whiting Farms.

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#8 flytire

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:19 PM

unfortunately there are no english versions of john pauls video but they are quite easy to follow

 

maybe some youtube or google searching will find similar videos in english


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:51 PM

Is there an English version of the youtube series?  Google said it cannot be translated.

 

Thanks, Bob H

My old system won't let me view all his series, but on the ones I can view- I mouse to the bottom of the video window, click on "CC", it turns on captions in "French Auto generated >", by pointing at the ">" a drop down of many languages appears that auto translate, I click on "English" and can then follow his show in captions, not a perfect deal but it helps me. sometimes.

 

edit; I left out a step- after the CC starts, click on the little gear that controls "Settings"- then in that space click on "auto translate" for the language dropdown



#10 Swamp Fly

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:26 PM

Tjm, Thanks! I was unaware that you could do that. I never use the closed captioning function so I would never have found that translate menu.  Again, thanks!

 

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#11 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:52 AM

an ant version:

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#12 Mogup

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:52 PM

Pretty cool technique in those videos. Thanks for posting.

#13 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 03:51 AM

And an ant tied with peacock quill  and coated for durability. Legs made using the same technique, Fun to tie and durable

 

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#14 salmobytes

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 10:48 AM

Good stuff.  I make Pott Flies that way, using a dubbing loop instead of Pott's complex weaving technique.  Adding a bit of dubbing into the loop first is a good idea.  

 

I also wet the legs of the thread loop first, with fabric cement, which ends up holding the fibers a bit better, and also makes it possible to twist the loop less tightly.


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#15 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:11 PM

Lucian,

Great looking flies and wonderful photography!