MIKE TOWNEND - Rogans Fancy

MIKE TOWNEND - Rogans Fancy

t.z. | Friday, 3 November 2017

The 6th and last instalment of the Mikes salmon flies series. The Rogan’s Fancy.

The 6th and last instalment of the Mikes salmon flies series. The Rogan’s Fancy. It´s really a beauty and fishes exceptionally well according to Mike.

Here is Rogan’s technique of a mixed wing. You are going to have to give your self plenty of head room for this one. As you can see I have the body hackle run up. I also have two buddle’s of my under wing on.

 

Cut out 6 small sections in pairs. this is going to be your under wing. place all the materials back to back, so you have one bundle.

 

This is how I prep my Jay hackle, I flatten my rachis out with a pair of pliers. Then you will notice there will be a brown and white divide. I cut along the brown edge with a pair of sharp scissors. then place the hackle in a warm glass of water. This should soften up the pith and you can scrap out the pith with a needle point. You should be left with a U shape T. Now you can either with a scalpel or scissors trim up the rest of the rachis. As shown in the photograph this is not easy.

 

I have varnished the tying in point of my underwing. I have trimmed back all waste as neat as I can, I have now wrapped my j hackle around the waste butts. I have now placed on my left and right hand wings I have aloud them to slip down the side. I have now varnished once again and trimmed up my waste.

 

As you can see I have now trimmed up my waste butts. I have varnished like the last set of wings. I have now wrapped a red GP hackle around the waste butts. I have also combed out the wings now.

 

I have now placed on a heavy mallard roof. I have put on both sides at the same time. Once you are happy varnish in tying in point and trim neatly once again.

 

Here is a shot with the roof being combed out. You can play with this technique and get different combinations when you comb them out. Several combings of the wing can make a nice blended wing.

 

The last horns are now on. You can now varnish and finish of your head.