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Ragged Hackle Wetfly


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#1 salmobytes

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:23 PM

This is 2 or 3 Ice Dub colors mixed together with yarn cards and then twisted up loosely in a dubbing loop. If you twist it up tightly it ends up matted together like a fuzzy cylinder of body material. If you twist it up loosely so it still looks like a hackle--and use it as it the fibers don't stay put.
 
But if you wet the two thread legs of the dubbing loop with fabric cement prior to loading it with fuzz, and if you put a bit more fabric cement on the shank, and then wind it up......it stays together.
 
Ragged Hackle Wetfly
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#2 DarrellP

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:00 AM

I like it
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#3 chugbug27

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:43 AM

Good tip with the fabric cement. I tried something similar with antron fibers last year (to try and capture air bubbles on a rising bwo nymph pattern), but they slipped out after a few casts and I was left with floss on a hook.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:35 AM

Dab a little uv resin on the hook skank, touch dub with ice dubbing and zap with a light. Voila

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#5 chugbug27

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:52 AM

Seems obvious now...
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#6 salmobytes

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

I like the UV resin idea. I'll try it.  But I do wonder.  The UV resins I have all cure to rock hard. Aleene's Flexible Stretchable (that's a brand not a description) holds tenaciously.  But it cures to something vaguely like a gooey soft rubber band.  Which I like a lot.


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#7 salmobytes

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:10 PM

 It is a "ragged hackle" wet fly

 

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

did you at least try the resin? you can scrape it off if you dont like it


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#9 salmobytes

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:46 AM

RE> try the UV glue.  Not yet. I will try it.  Good idea.  Someone gave me an idea for two goose biots knotted together to form the outline of a triangular minnow tail.  A fly tier named Something Tran.  Got to work with that now.

 

Mold a transparent web between the goose biots with Aleene's Flexible Stretchable fabric cement, attach it to a synthetic string of some kind, and you might have a hand made Mr Twister Tail.

 

I gotta do that one next.  Work on it anyway.


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#10 Abel M.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:38 PM

That fly will work great for panfish here in so cal.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

yep.  looks like a California fly to me.



#12 xvigauge

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:21 PM

salmobytes, I think you are onto something good here.
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