Flushed Woodcock

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Hans Weilenmann, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Flushed Woodcock
    Hook: Kamasan B175 #14
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Hackle: Woodcock wing covert
    Body hackle: Hen, dyed hot orange
    Rib: Wire, silver fine
    Tail: Hackle barbs, dyed yellow
    Body: Mylar 16/18, silver

    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  2. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Hans, looking at the smooth tinsel underbody I'm guessing the body hackle is tied in at the front, palmered back, and bound down with the wire. Is this correct?
     
  3. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member

    Rob,

    In my recipes I always list the materials in the order I tie them in.

    The thread does not advance more than a couple turns back from the eye. The mylar wrapped to bend ties down rib and tail material along the length of the shank, and then the mylar is wrapped back towards the eye as the second layer. Body hackle is open spiraled to bend, and then rib spiraled to eye.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  4. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Hans, this one looks tricky. Perhaps you should do a SBS??? I'm also curious about the palmering with the tinsel body. As most of my stillwater patterns are WBs, it may be a technique I can use for an experimental WB.
     
  5. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    Thanks Hans - this is good to know!!
     
  6. Dave Evans

    Dave Evans Active Member

    Very nice. I think our native cutthroat would love this one with that rust.
     
  7. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Thanks for the tip about tie in order. Seems about how I figured except for the trick of using the Mylar tinsel to bind everything down. I agree with Dave that it looks like a great cutt fly.