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#1 CarlB50



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

When doing quill slip tails does one use just 1 quill slip or are they done the same way as a wing. What I'm asking is their a left and a right in the tail or is just 1 quill slip used. Are different bird quills better than others? On my fishing flies I usually just use hackle barbs, I think their is more movement in the water. I see some quill slips for the tail. I'm just having a hard time perfecting the technique. Carl

#2 Charlie Vestal

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:09 AM

I use a left and a right slip of wing quill for the tails on my classic wet flies.  I set them exactly the same way I set the quill wings.  I can also put concave side to concave side so that they lie together or convex to convex to get them to flair out.

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