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Fly tying tips and tricks: “Taking the fear out of working with ‘Reel Wings’ Spinner wings”

I have a new post up on my blog about working with REEL WINGS! A few years ago I picked up a package of Reel Wings at Dette Trout Flies and while I was super excited to use them once arriving home; I had found that I unintentionally broke more than I was able to use properly😢

The Old packaging for Reel Wings

 I tried and tried again, but after becoming frustrated, I put the few that I had left into the cabinet, and like many other materials before them.. they were forgotten about.

Until I saw they had revamped the packaging and material; for ease of use and durability!😍

So If you were like me and others who had trouble getting the hang of this material in the past; have no fear! Take a look at this step by step, and the improvements made, and I’m sure you will be running to the shop to pick some up. You may even give the old ones another try! Pattern pictured is the reel wing rusty spinner. Click here to see the step by step!

Rusty Spinner
Rusty Spinner

Reel wings give a life to your flies wings like no other material can, like this Rusty spinner and they are easy to cast.

“In with the new”

The wings are now secured to the paper with a very light adhesive and are less apt to be crushed in the bottom of a drawer since they are no longer free falling around a bag.

New and Improved!
New and Improved!

How to remove them from the package:

Using a bodkin will help speed up the removal process without damaging them.

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The new wings also have a tiny bit of adhesive on them. This is just enough to keep them stuck to your bodkin for the time it takes to tie them to your hook.
The new wings also have a tiny bit of adhesive on them. This is just enough to keep them stuck to your bodkin for the time it takes to tie them to your hook.
They will just hang out on your bodkin tip until you're ready.
They will just hang out on your bodkin tip until you’re ready.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL STEP BY STEP POST ON MY TIPS AND TRICKS PAGE 🙂

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