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Niklas Dahlin
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Help Needed

Post by Niklas Dahlin » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:29 am

Buddies.. Anyone have a source for a Rhode Island Red cape? Looking for a cape with not to thin stems..

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Re: Help Needed

Post by Eperous » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:05 pm

Try Joe Fox and Dette Flies...

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Re: Help Needed

Post by wiFlyFisher » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:13 pm

If you have trouble locating it go see the "Rhode Island Red Rooster Capes" near the bottom of this very long web page...http://www.featheremporium.com/just_in.html.

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Re: Help Needed

Post by ted patlen » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:56 am

hey nik...

if you tying red quill bodies some chinese necks are good for them as are the indian necks. and don't be afraid to dyed a really poor cape that just isn't good for anything else but quill bodies and nymphs...

of course if you are looking for deep natural red for hackles then ignore what i've written :)

merry christmas

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Re: Help Needed

Post by Matt Grobert » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:47 am

Nik,

If you do decide to dye, take them off the cape and strip them first. Otherwise, if you dye the whole cape when you remove the hackle barbs from the quill, much of the color will come off with the barbs (I found this out the hard way :D )

I stick with natural now.

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Re: Help Needed

Post by Niklas Dahlin » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:02 pm

ted patlen wrote:hey nik...

if you tying red quill bodies some chinese necks are good for them as are the indian necks. and don't be afraid to dyed a really poor cape that just isn't good for anything else but quill bodies and nymphs...

of course if you are looking for deep natural red for hackles then ignore what i've written :)

merry christmas
Thanks buddy.. But I want the real deal. The one tied here are tied with quills from a indian red game cape, turned out decent. Feels better with the real deal though :-)

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Re: Help Needed

Post by Niklas Dahlin » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:03 pm

Matt Grobert wrote:Nik,

If you do decide to dye, take them off the cape and strip them first. Otherwise, if you dye the whole cape when you remove the hackle barbs from the quill, much of the color will come off with the barbs (I found this out the hard way :D )

I stick with natural now.

Matt
Thanks.. but I really want the natural stuff, the dyed I have tried seems to be slightly "too much" colored.
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