V8 (Clyde style pattern)

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Hans Weilenmann, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    V8
    Hook: Kamasan B175 #14
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, brown
    Body: Goose biot, cream
    Hackle: Whiting Coq de Leon hen
    Wing: Whiting Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, tied V-wing style

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  2. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Hans, you are on a run with the Coq de Leon hen saddle. All great ties!
  3. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Thanks Gary. Yep, experimenting with this pretty versatile material.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  4. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Hans -
    I looked at the Whiting website and they list a variety of dyed colors and some natural colors for their Coq de Leon. Your recent flies all seem to use the same color. What is it? Medium dun? What colors have you tried?

    Dick
  5. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Dick,

    I am exploring the possibilities of the CdL hen saddle as versatile tying material. As you noted I have used the natural, non-dyed, feathers in the postings. I am now delving into some of the dyed colors - the greens/olives and the reds.

    Here is a fly using the green dyed material - in the style of the Irish lough mayflies (though I have tied it a bit more sparse than most Irish traditional tiers would).

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    Cheers,
    Hans W