What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?

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redietz
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Re: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?

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Vance wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:48 am
Hello, Tying Catskill type flies I always make the wings longer then normal. My theory being that a trout will see the wing of a fly before it sees the body of the natural fly. Hey, this is my two cents worth. Do other fly tires have the same feeling as I do? Wing longer then normal., Bill the mailman
No. In fact, the only reason that I put wings on a fly (beside tradition) is to make it more visible to me. I've caught at least as many trout on wingless trout as I have on winged. The fish can see the impression of hackle on the water before above water part of the fly comes into the cone of vision.
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Re: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?

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redietz wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:31 am
... the only reason that I put wings on a fly (beside tradition) is to make it more visible to me. I've caught at least as many trout on wingless dries (sic) as I have on winged. The fish can see the impression of hackle on the water before above water part of the fly comes into the cone of vision.
I agree 150%, and if allowed I'd jumped that # up to 2 or 3 times as much, agreeing that is...

... from a Catskill flyfisher with old, and tied eyes... :cry:

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Re: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?

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I've had trouble with my "taller than normal wing" ties alighting on the water upright,
and instead tend to fall to the side. (they still catch fish, though....)

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Re: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?

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This is nicely marked dark barred ginger!

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