The Guinea & Orange is just a basic wet fly that I tied to experiment with the Guinea Fowl feathers. There might actually be a “Guinea & Orange” type wet fly already created since Guinea fowl is used in a number of wet fly patterns but I did not find one. That said, I did not do hardly any research either. I acquired some Guinea fowl flight feather a few years back for another project and in tying some of the wet flies I have been tying lately I ran across them. I decided to just use them in a basic wet fly type pattern just to get some experience with the feathers. As you watch the video you can see where some of the various parts of this fly came from when thinking about some of the other flies I have done videos on lately. I had actually planned on publishing a video on the Alexandra today but just as I was going to record that video I came down with a rather nasty head cold and decided I did not want to sound like Elmer Fudd throughout the entire video. Would have worked out nice as a sort of Christmas fly too. So, I had already recorded the Guinea & Orange and slipped it in this week instead. The pattern turned out quite nice and I am looking forward to fishing some of these this next season. The Guinea fowl was easy to work with; a little more like turkey than dusk or goose. I like the look of the Guinea fowl in a wet fly and will be adding a few other patterns to Dressed Irons as the winter unfolds. – Enjoy.
|Uni-Thread 8/0, Black & White
|Danville Mylar Tinsel, Gold, #14
|Golden Pheasant Tippet
|Danville Mylar Tinsel, Gold, #16/18
|Danville 4-Strand Floss, Rayon, Orange
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I will not have a video out in the next week or so, fall out from my head cold as well as being out of town for a week for the holidays. I am working on some articles and a few other things as time permits. Have wonderful Christmas and even better New Year!
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