Roy Ole Læhren Jakobsen Testing Semperfli perfect Quills
This Perfect Quill material is synthetic, and the best part, it is also clear. With only the black border on which forms the ribbing - so you can decide for your self which color you want on the body by simply laying any colour thread wire or other material underneath.
This material can be used on caddis, sedges, mayflies, midges and so on
This is how I do it
Step : 1
Attach the hook on the vice. In this case I have used Ahrex FW524 Superdry - perfect hook for Caddis Emerger
Step : 2
Attach the thread to the hook.
I want a fluo green body on this fly. Therefor I use the brand new Classic Waxed thread from Semperfli, Fluoro Green
Work your way down to the point you want your body to begin
Step : 3
Take a piece of Perfect Quill, and tie it on the hook. Mount it in the thinnest part, it is lightly adhesive
Step : 4
Build the body with your Classic Waxed tying thread. Try to make it as thin as you can down on the hook shank, and make it thicker against the thorax area of the fly to give a perfect profile
Step : 5
When your body is finished. Tie off the tying thread. On this fly I wanted a hotspot area behind the wing. I have used a Permanent marker pen in Fl.red, but you can also use tying thread if you want
Step : 6
Tie in your regular tying thread, that you also will finish your fly with. I use Classic Waxed black waxed thread 12/0 from Semperfli
Step : 7
Wrap your body with the Perfect Quills. Initial turns will be narrow and will get wider as the material taper grows towards the thorax. Take some nice easy turn against the thorax area. Make sure that it lays flat and fine. Tie it of on the top at the thorax
Step : 8
Cut of excess material. And your body is finished. Now you can use some UV Resin or Varnish on the top, to make your fly stronger. But it is not necessary.
This really is a simple material to create the perfect ribbing, hence the name Perfect Quills!