In this example there is an extra barb of yellow. It looked fine when
constructing the wing, but when both wings from the set were completed,
the extra barb stood out like a sore thumb and on the technical side of
things, the extra barb would create extra tension when the wings were
place back-to-back. It probably would not have a major effect, but just
a little extra tension on one side could cause the wings to shift
position over time.
A Close-Up View Showing an Extra
Yellow Barb. There are 5 barbs of yellow
when there should only be four barbs.
In this example we will remove one of the blue barbs.
Using a needle separate the barbs in the desired
location. Notice we started separating the peacock quill barbs with a single blue barb attached to them.
Now take the needle and strip away the single
removing the blue barb, marry the peacock quill barbs back on the wing.
It may seem confusing and looks difficult, but is really very simple
and only took about minute to complete the procedure.
ADDING BARBS TO
A FEATHER WING
Adding barbs to a feather wing can be a little more difficult than removing barbs, but should be an easy enough process.
Instruction and description involved in
the construction of wedded feather wings for fly tying.
TAPER THE TIPS OF
WEDDED FEATHER WINGS
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
MANIPULATING THE FLOW OF THE WING
You might want a wing that sits low and sweeps back or high and arched.
More patterns of Wedded Feather Wings. We will keep adding more patterns for different wedded feather wing designs.