Published Apr 23. 2012 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 23. 2012

Partridge Pupa

Hook: Grip 14723BL #14, Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black, Collar: Brown partridge barbs, Abdomen: Argentinian hare, olive, Thorax: Pine squirrel guard hair, dyed brown-olive - in split thread

Martin Joergensen


Question on partridge barbs...

Can I ask why you dont tie the partridge in as a sparse hackle? It would seem to give the same result.

Martin Joergensen's picture

Less bulk...


Hans probably won't see your comment, so I'm taking the liberty of replying for him.

My guess is that Hans uses the barbs only because the stem on the partridge feather is typical pretty thick, and he simply doesn't want the bulk. He can also control the length of the hackle using this method.


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