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$ 5.90
$ 4.80 - $ 5.90
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Strung schlappen feathers are long, soft feathers commonly used in fly tying to create movement, bulk, and lifelike appearance in streamer patterns. Here's how you can use strung schlappen feathers in your fly tying:

  1. Selecting Feathers: Choose strung schlappen feathers in the desired color and length for your fly pattern. Schlappen feathers come in various natural and dyed colors, allowing you to match the coloration of the baitfish or prey you're imitating.

  2. Tail Material: Tie in a few strung schlappen fibers at the rear of the fly to create a tail with natural movement and bulk. Trim the excess fibers to the desired length, keeping in mind the overall proportions of the fly.

  3. Collar Material: Use strung schlappen feathers to create a collar or hackle around the hook shank to add volume and movement to the fly. Tie in the feathers by their tips and wrap them around the hook shank in tight turns, stroking the fibers back as you go.

  4. Wing Material: Incorporate strung schlappen feathers into the wing of the fly to add bulk and movement. Stack and align the feathers to create a full, tapered wing profile, then tie them in securely at the desired location on the hook shank.

  5. Body Material: Wrap strung schlappen fibers around the hook shank to create a full-bodied profile for your fly. This can be done as a primary body material or as an accent to other materials such as chenille or dubbing.

  6. Creating Tails and Legs: Use strung schlappen fibers to create trailing legs or tails on larger streamer patterns. Tie in a few fibers at the rear of the fly and allow them to trail behind as the fly is retrieved through the water.

  7. Ribbing Material: Wrap strung schlappen fibers as a ribbing material over the body of the fly to add segmentation and durability. This can be particularly effective on larger streamer patterns where durability is important.

  8. Adding Flash: Mix strung schlappen fibers with flash materials such as tinsel or flashabou to add sparkle and attraction to your flies. This can help increase visibility and draw strikes from predatory fish.

  9. Securing and Finishing: Secure the strung schlappen fibers with tight wraps of tying thread, ensuring they are firmly anchored to the hook shank. Trim any excess material and finish the fly with a whip finish or head cement to add durability.

By incorporating strung schlappen feathers into your fly tying, you can create patterns with lifelike movement, bulk, and attraction that are effective for a wide range of species, from trout and bass to saltwater predators. Experiment with different colors, lengths, and applications to discover new ways to use strung schlappen in your flies.