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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetle View Post
    I would like to see a fly tied with paint brush fibres for the hackle.
    Why on earth would you want to????
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    Last word out of my mouth on Paint Brushes in this thread ....

    I think the comment about using Paintbrush fibres as a replacement for CDL quite a while ago, was just another chirp from someone not a) having used CDL properly, or used proper CDL b) not given any thought as to what he was saying, and c) just plain silly imho. Nothing is a replacement for CDL.

    Numerous requests have been made for someone to show how the PB Hackle is done, but alas - nothing has been shown.

    Another case of keyboard tying if you ask me ... Myth Busted!
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    If memory serves me correctly, the talk of using paint brush bristles had nothing to do with CDL, or hackling at all. I think they were mentioned as an alternative to Microfibbetts as a tailing material. I've never tried this, but as someone who has used a lot of paintbrushes in my time, I can sorta see what whoever it was that mentioned it, was getting at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunF View Post
    If memory serves me correctly, the talk of using paint brush bristles had nothing to do with CDL, or hackling at all. I think they were mentioned as an alternative to Microfibbetts as a tailing material. I've never tried this, but as someone who has used a lot of paintbrushes in my time, I can sorta see what whoever it was that mentioned it, was getting at.
    Hi Shaun. Nope, the suggestion in that thread was about replacing CDL with koki'd paintbrush bristles, as CDL was too pricey, and not as good as the painbrush. I remember this because I was like WTF??

    Yes, with tails, I'm in agreement that you can use PB as replacement to fibbets. But as for hackling material (as was mentioned in the thread), ja well ....

    I suppose you COULD do a split-thread, place some PB in there (would have to glue it I suppose), and wind. Anyway ...
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    Mario, in that case, I obviously missed that one and am equally stumped!

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    It wasn't about using it for hackle, but as tails.

    http://flytalk.co.za/forum/showpost....7&postcount=40
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    Sorry for the confusion guys, I was under the impresion someone was going to tie a fly with paint brush fibre hackle.
    Yes I do agree there is no substitute for CDL but up untill recently it has been very expensive not readily available, so people have tried to come up with different materials. So at the end of the day if you are happy using a certain material and it catches fish then go for it cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morne View Post
    It wasn't about using it for hackle, but as tails.

    http://flytalk.co.za/forum/showpost....7&postcount=40
    Thanks Morne, but I'm sure there was something about hackling as well. Anyway, debate for another thread in 2009
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