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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Flyfishing Corner » Hackled Hackle-less Fly

Hackled Hackle-less Fly

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1Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:20 am

dayhut

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Heres a Hackle-Less Fly - with hackle.

Confused?

Well, I have been experimenting with quill wings on dry flies lately.

I tied a foam body on a hook, and added the quill wing - plus the hackle collar.

Normally, a "hackleless" fly has only the quill wings. Its a way to create a floating presentation without the bother of the more traditional wound dry hackle.

But I like the look of the hackle, and have had good success with it. From below it looks like a winged bug with "buggy legs."
At least that's what I think - in theory. Its worked before on other flies.

Ill test it on the bluegill this season and see what happens.
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2Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:46 pm

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You are inspiring me to tie again bro keep posting, anyone less want to show us what you got.


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3Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:40 pm

dayhut

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You are inspiring me to tie again bro keep posting, anyone less want to show us what you got.
Hey, it's what I do.

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4Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:41 pm

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Nice looking fly. I can imagine it has a great silhouette. Is panfish its main target?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Normally, a "hackleless" fly has only the quill wings. Its a way to create a floating presentation without the bother of the more traditional wound dry hackle.

You just turned the Sparkle Dun and Haystack into red-headed step children of no hackle flies Wink  Very Happy  (hair winged  no-hackle dries.)



How does sit on the water?  I equate no-hackles as being a fly that sits low on the water. Do the palmered hackles keep it propped up? Are you treating the wings with Flexament or anything?  Have you tried tying with synthetics? (Bett's  Zing or Hareline's clear wing, veiny or thin/thick wing)

5Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:09 pm

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Nice looking fly. I can imagine it has a great silhouette. Is panfish its main target?

--- Yes

You just turned the Sparkle Dun and Haystack into red-headed step children of no hackle flies Wink  Very Happy  (hair winged  no-hackle dries.)

--- haha!

How does sit on the water?  I equate no-hackles as being a fly that sits low on the water. Do the palmered hackles keep it propped up?


--- yes, no hackles are low-riders, as a rule. This one is tied on a heavy hook and the hackles are not doing much to hold it up. The hackle is there for two reasons:

1. I just like hackle.
2. I wanted to represent legs.

Are you treating the wings with Flexament or anything?  

--- No. I considered lacquered the wings, and still could.

Have you tried tying with synthetics? (Bett's  Zing or Hareline's clear wing, veiny or thin/thick wing)

--- if you mean synthetic wing materials, the answer is also no. I'm not much into the fancy stuff, and the is no local place to see the stuff. So I tend to blend more traditional stuff.

The foam was only to provide flotation on a test bed.
This was more about successfully getting a quill wing to work.



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6Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:02 am

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That looks sharp. Like jeff said that is inspiring. I have been looking into buying my own fly kit but I don't think I'm ready for that yet (time wise).


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7Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:55 am

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FISHING ALL DAY BABY wrote:That looks sharp. Like jeff said that is inspiring. I have been looking into buying my own fly kit but I don't think I'm ready for that yet (time wise).
I only tie one or two at a time

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8Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Mon May 04, 2015 7:33 pm

half fast


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Neat fly. Have you tried chenille instead of foam? I would like to try and copy that, if you don't mind.

9Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Wed May 06, 2015 6:13 pm

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Halffast
This was tied as a floating fly - thus the foam.
With chenille, youd have a wet fly. Thats not a bad thing, mind you.

This fly would stay just in the film, as I used a heavy wet hook on it. With chenille, it woumd sink slowly and go wet.

And in case youre interested, my last one was recently taken by a large bass when the knot failedb
I set the hook, the rod just STOPPED against the weight of the fish...and the linrewent limp when the knot unraveledb

The fly works.

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10Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Thu May 07, 2015 4:52 am

half fast


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Thanks for the tip. I think I will try with foam for the floating effect.

11Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Thu May 07, 2015 2:04 pm

dayhut

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Smile

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12Hackled Hackle-less Fly Empty Re: Hackled Hackle-less Fly on Thu May 07, 2015 4:18 pm

half fast


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If you could, the next time you tie one of these, lay out the material and the hook before you start, so I can get a better idea of how to tie it. No hurry. Thanks.

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