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Posted by Sandy 
Paraglider
February 20, 2015 11:35PM
.....starting playing with a new technique. Seems promising. #12 beading needle horizontal in the vise. Wrap a #18 or so light wire scud hook with thread and then lash it to the needle. DaiRiki 125 perhaps. Lash on 5 stacked strands of elk hair plus three strands of .... tail fibers that are longer than the stacked elk hair. Duck flank or what ever. Lash it down (almost) out to the end of the elk fibers--Lash a hook onto the bottom of the needle. over the needle as you go. Wet the body with thinned out water based fabric cement. Two whip wraps at the base of the wet tail. Wind forward, over the wet fabric cement. Add an upright wing. Leave thread hanging.

Slide it off the needle and mount as per usual, with the bend of the hook now in the vise instead of the needle. Add a right hackle underneath and at right angles to the shank, below the wing, where a Right Hackle is any horizontal tuft of LOOSELY basted rabbit's foot fibers or Zelon or what ever. Put a pin-point dab of glue (any will do) at the base of the horizontal Right Hackle to fix it permanently. Put one more micro-dab of thinned out water based fabric cement at the base of the tails.

It's not as quick and easy as a Pittendrigh Ducktail. But it's quicker (for me anyway) than a Royal Wulff. And yet it looks a bit like a two hour extended body sculpture. It's all just experimental now. Dry fly season is along way off yet.

It needs a name. It's kind of like a parachute. Paragile? Parable? I think I'll go with Paraglider for now. :=))


Re: Paraglider
February 23, 2015 04:24AM

Re: Paraglider
February 23, 2015 02:08PM
Nice!
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February 23, 2015 03:33PM

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