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​Hairwing Whickham
Dressing

Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10 or 12.

Tail: Cock hackle fibres: Red/ginger.

Rib: Gold - wire or oval

Body: Falt gold.

Body Hackle: Grizzle hen dyed ginger

'Wing': Fox squirrel.

Cheeks: Jungle cock splits.​

Thread: ​Black.

Substituting feather wing slips for hair nothing new, but it's still a useful way of adding  a new lease of life to many of the old traditionals. The Whichkams Fancy is one such pattern to benefit from a little extra movement, not to mention extra durability and consistency of colour and pattern. 

 

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