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Old 02-12-2012, 06:38 PM
Corbo Corbo is offline
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Thanks Hugh; for me it's not a technique issue... they just look too ugly and I never seem to catch fish with them.

I used to tie alot of calf tail wings, divided and not divided. Try making a wing post with Z-lon instead like you would for a parachute but wrap hackle "traditionally" around the shank.... I tie many "traditional" flies with z-lon or similar synthetic wing and they are less bulky than calf hair.
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