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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-22-2010, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

Hi everyone,
I'm wondering if anyone has used Woodcock in their tying?
Thank you.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 02:51 AM
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Re: Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

I have, but not for years. I have so many partridge feathers, I could tie for a hundred years and not run out. Most game birds (grouse, woodcock, pheasant, quail etc.) have usable feathers.

But now that you brought the topic up, I'll have to dig through my feather collection, find a woodcock, and tie something.
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Re: Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

Thanks outsider!

What feather do you use, and what fly parts?

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Re: Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

You can use woodcock for tails and legs on wet flies and nymphs. Can also wrap smaller feathers for soft hackle flies.
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Re: Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

Wood cock is great for soft hackles

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Re: Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm going to follow up and try some tying.

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Re: Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

I just found a bag of woodcock feathers and complete wings. The wings have the best mottled feathers, especially close to the shoulder.
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Re: Fly Tying....Anyone Ever Use Woodcock?

Thanks again Outsider.

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