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#1 Barkworth

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:08 PM

I felt inspired to try and imitate Granadensis with Orange Weaver. I doubled the feathers on the body veils, which made them a tad too much even. But I like how the fly came out.

Showing it with its size 2 brother... Fiddly business, but holding the Weaver in place, then dropping some saliva on it before coiling the tying thread, really helped hold them in place.

 

I may actually prefer the smaller one... what is your opinion?

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#2 Troutmaddave

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:44 PM

Very nice pair of killers. Love those big Weaver thingys

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:18 AM

Love it Robert. I must tie one up with weaver and give it a go this season. I much prefer using natural materials like weaver over crow substitutes in my fishing flies. I may be completely wrong in my thinking but I always believe natural feathers are far superior over dyed ones as I believe the natural feathers have inherent properties and qualities such as iridescence, refraction, reflection.... that get lost when the feather is dyed. Good luck this season! Marc

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:45 AM

Awesome
All the best

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:56 AM

Marc, I subscribe to your point of view. I really feel that the texture of the feather is important, just as much as the colour. Some modern dyes can be almost as brilliant as the real thing, but the way the fibres catch and reflect the light definitely are the determining factor where brightness is involved. 

 

You got me thinking. Thanks very much :-)

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