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😢
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!
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.
How to remove them from the package:
Using a bodkin will help speed up the removal process without damaging them.