Red Quill

From Halford's early dries to the Catskill dry and everything else that floats on the surface.
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Matt Grobert
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Red Quill

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I've been tying a bunch of Catskill patterns lately, so I thought I'd share one. Here's a Red Quill, one of my favorite flies to tie and fish.
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David S.
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Real nice fly Matt, those quill bodies are quite tricky to get right in my experience and yours look very good indeed...
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Eperous
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Very, very :D nice!!!

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Very nice fly, fantastic tying. :)

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Very nice.Good to see the barb pinched down also.Thanks for posting.

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matt,

very nice..it is one of those great flies...like and adams (even if i do not have an adams in my "vest" collection .

what did you use for the body varnish? looks like multiple coats of something.

nice.

yo

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I can't really critique it very accurately from my house, think you ought to send me one, Matt... :D :D :D

Actually, it's a beaut!

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Hi Matt,

I believe the two catskill flies you have done a video on have been the light hendrickson and march brown and maybe a light Cahill. It would be cool if you can do a video with a quill body like the red quill to see your technique on doing a quill body. Also, do you ever tie your catskill flies with two wood duck feather or just one? Thanks!

Mike

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Re: Red Quill

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Yo Ted,

I use two stripped hackle stems from a natural coachman brown neck and one coat of Hard as Hull head varnish. Yo :)

(For those of you that might not know it, stripping a hackle stem from a dyed neck results in losing most of the color as the dye comes off when you strip off the hackle fibers, so make sure you use a natural color neck)

Mike,

I only use one woodduck flank feather for Catskill patterns. I'll post the March Brown video, which shows that. That is just my preference because I prefer a sparse divided wing. I do know many folks that use two feathers, and that works, too. We should be doing a Red Quill in the next few months.

Happy New Year.

Matt

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