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In praise of flat wings

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These have become by far the most effective fly for me surpassing every other fly I've tossed out this season. I have also been incredibly impressed with how well the feathers hold up. I just started getting into some good size blues this weekend and the only part of the fly to survive was a few strands of buck tail and the flat wing feathers. Time to tie some up with synthetics to see how they hold up.

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Great to hear.... They are some good quality feathers. Them chickens are top knotch. Really glad they are available again. I tested some on blues this past weekend. Held up well.

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While I certainly would not go so far as to say that flat wings are more effective than other flies, I started to fish some this year and the quality of the flies was far better than the flies I usually use.

 

I don't tie my own flies. Most of what I have was purchased at a fly shop, but lately I have been ordering flies from discount online retailers. I am sure the flies I buy online were made in a third world country and I would bet that a lot of the store bought flies are the same third world country flies at twice the price of the online places. This year I bought some flatwings from a guy who sells on ebay. Normally the clousers and deceivers I use will start to fall apart after about a dozen schoolies. I fished the flatwings hard all throughout the spring run, and the ones I managed not to lose look no worse for the wear after catching dozens of fish. The price I paid was very fair too, about $2 less per fly than I would expect to pay at my local shop.

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