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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Waste not want not Reply with quote

I found two Parakeet tail feathers at the fishing club the other day.
Giving them a close look, I thought they were much like any other tail feather,but an amazing colour.
So I tied up these, depending on the light/angle they look either Green or yellow.



I really don not know what the trout will make of them but they were good fun to tie.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A slightly better cropped picture


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Peter - they look as if they are tied using Picric dyed feathers. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really liking the "leggy" one on the right - it will give a very good impression of natural movement in your fly Cool

Well tied, with a well spotted material, and I hope they work well for you ....... Tony
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like them, definitely look like they will catch.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all.
They are tied on 16s,14s & 12s.
Looking at the feather it is like a small pheasant tail which is why I tied them as a PTN.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to fish with ptn a lot but have not tied or used any last couple of years instead just plod on with db’s, probably because ptn’s are a little fragile, there again they don’t take long to knock up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like those Peter and they would definitely catch on the small rivers I occasionally fish. Reminds me a bit of the Fraser Nymph which is tied with hen pheasant tails. Your feathers look similar in proportion.

I am assuming these are feral parakeets. Something we don't have over here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they are feral, and there are a lot of them round our way.
They even shot them, which is where I think these feathers came from as I have never found them under other circumstances.

I may inquire around the fishing club to see if I can pick up a few more tail feathers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick update to this old post.
The above flies proved to be very successful indeed, fished deep and shallow. My only problem was that I only had a few feathers to use but a shooting friend came up trumps for me and my stock has been replenished so his and my fly box can also be refilled.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have really become a nuisance in and around London with large flocks in most parks. A great by product for you Peter. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice flies and feathers. A tweak to a standard pattern can sometimes make all the difference. Very Happy

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