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FLY TYING TECHNIQUES
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS NEEDED
CURVATURE OF THE FEATHER
SELECTING WHICH FIBERS TO USE
When constructing a set of wedded feather wings, we learned to marry the barbs starting from top and work towards bottom, but most fly tiers start from the bottom and work towards the top. We have heard arguments for both methods. Some of the original pages, such as this one, show the wings being built from top to bottom, but on newer pages we use the bottom to top method of building the wings. It should be noted that most wedded feather wing recipes list the barb order starting from the bottom to the top of the wing.
MARRYING THE BARBS TOGETHER
Now that you have completed the first wing of a set, it is time to build the second wing using the barbs from the feathers with the opposite curvatures. Both wings should have the exact number of barbs of each color.
MARRIED WINGS TAPER THE TIPS OF
WEDDED FEATHER WINGS VIDEO HERE MANIPULATING THE FLOW OF THE WING REMOVING
BARBS FROM FEATHER WINGS ADDING BARBS TO
A FEATHER WING WEDDED FEATHER
Instruction and description involved in the construction of wedded feather wings for fly tying.
During the process of marrying barbs on a set of wedded feather wings, you want to align the tips to create a taper.
Video showing the manipulation
of the wing flow
You might want a wing that sits low and sweeps back or high and arched.
There have been times when constructing a set of wings that there were some extra barbs. It is easy to add an extra barb and not notice until the wings are finished. It is easy to strip out extra barbs.
Adding barbs to a feather wing can be a little more difficult than removing barbs, but should be an easy enough process.
More patterns of Wedded Feather Wings. We will keep adding more patterns for different wedded feather wing designs.
TAPER THE TIPS OF
WEDDED FEATHER WINGS
MANIPULATING THE FLOW OF THE WING
BARBS FROM FEATHER WINGS
ADDING BARBS TO
A FEATHER WING
OF A FEATHER
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.
FLY TYING ADVICE AND TIPS
MARRIED FEATHERS AND