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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Double Badger Reply with quote

Double Badger - by Alan Bithell



Double Badger

Select a hook, here I'm using a Roman Moser Barbless Dry Fly from Partridge.
Start the thread and run down the hook shank in touching turns.

Prepare a badger hackle I'm using a silver badger saddle hackle

Tie it in.

TIP After tying in the hackle advance the thread to the eye of the hook to get it out of the way while you wind the hackle, then count the turns off when you tie the hackle off. If you have a true rotary vice just rotate the head 90 degrees so that the thread is not closing off the gap of the hook.

Wind the hackle 3 or 4 turns

Tie off the hackle and trim out.

Select a peacock herl, just one.

Break off the brittle tip about 1/2 inch (12mm)

Tin in the peacock and advance the thread in touching turns to where the front hackle will be tied in.

Wind the peacock in touching turns. See how full the body looks with the peacock wound like this. The impression of bulk is almost always better than bulk itself.

Tie off and trim out the peacock.

Prepare the hackle for tying in again (I'm still using the same hackle).

Tie in the hackle

Wind the hackle.

Tie off the hackle and whip finish.

The finished fly.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Gray Ugly Reply with quote

Been getting quite a few fish on a similar fly called a "Gray Ugly" on our local stillwater, its identical tying to the Double badger except for using a genetic grizzle hackle instead of the silver badger. Hooks sizes 14's to 18's.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presumably the double badger is tied in the smaller hook sizes for rivers? What's recommended - 16? 18? Smaller?

What conmditions and season do they work best under, and is there anything they specifically imitate?

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