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    Default rolled v feather slips

    does feather slips have any advantage over rolled feather in catching fish.

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    Default Re: rolled v feather slips

    No.
    It's actually down to the feather itself weather you tie as rolled or slips and how you want the wing to lie (wet flies/sedge type then rolled can sit and look better).
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    As they're less "dense" slips (of bronze mallard) will allow a bit more light to penetrate through them, so maybe better later in the day, arguably. However, if I am dressing "Dabbler's" for example, i "cloak" the fly first, then add a 4 fold wing, which will stand out a bit more.
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    Default Re: rolled v feather slips

    I tie very few dries now but those that I do tie have rolled, split and advanced (as in Wulff patterns) duck feather wings, usually mallard.
    Wing slips split and look a mess after five minutes of fishing, are more difficult to tie correctly and they can make a fly top heavy if not correctly proportioned.
    I don't even tie wet flies with slips anymore preferring the quicker and, I believe, more resilient rolled wing.

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    Default Re: rolled v feather slips

    Thanks a million guys I prefer rolled because I have trouble getting slips to sit straight.

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    Default Re: rolled v feather slips

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinmac View Post
    Thanks a million guys I prefer rolled because I have trouble getting slips to sit straight.
    Hows your pinch and loop? Good feather slips also helps. As with everything fly fishing and tying, practice makes .............. for better results.
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    Default Re: rolled v feather slips

    A method used by the salmon tying community might help with tip alignment. Before you cut & NOT tear the fibres away, pull them at 90 degrees to the quill - which will align the tips perfectly, then cut them as close as you can to the quill. They can then be rolled or folded & again for things like dabblers it will ensure the cloaking is also dead even.

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    Default Re: rolled v feather slips

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinmac View Post
    does feather slips have any advantage over rolled feather in catching fish.
    Very much doubt it. They will annoy you more though.

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