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PardΓ³n de meana – Pardon me ?

Gallos de Leon Sedge
Sedge tied with Gallos de Leon tied by Jonathan Hoyle

The versatility of Coq de Leon or Gallos de Leon feathers is much under utilized by fly tyers outside of Spain, often being regarded as just a tailing material. In fact in Spain there is a whole genre of flies tied with these feathers  known as PardΓ³n de Meana. You can find a step by step instruction to tie the following fly and lots of information about PardΓ³n de Meana at http://www.pardondemeana.com/paso_a_paso_libro.aspx

PardΓ³n de Meanna example fly

The website also offers flies for sale and has a book about their history and more step by step tying illustrations.

To demonstrate the numerous possible uses of these feathers, my friend Jonathan Hoyle  experimented with the different types of fly he could tie using Gallos de Leon and produced all the following flies from a single Mazo:

Coq-de-Leon-Streamer

A streamer tied from Gallos de Leon, Hook Dohiku Blob #12 , 3D Epoxy eyes , honey. Tied by Jonathan Hoyle

Gallos de Leon Sedge

Sedge tied on Hends BL 454 #16, body tan dubbing, head brown dubbing, antennae Gallos de Leon fibres curled with nail. Tied by Jonathan Hoyle

Olive-Dun

Large Olive Dun on Hends BL 454 #14 hook, Body : Hends Body Quill BQ 34, light olive Thorax Tan dubbing and Dun Hackle, Tan thread. Gallos de Leon tail and wing. Tied by Jonathan Hoyle

Y-wing-small-olive

Small Y-Wing Olive. Hook Hends 454 BL #18 , Body: Hends Body Quill BQ34 , light olive, Tan thread, Gallos de Leon tail and wing. Tied by Jonathan Hoyle

About the author

Joel

Founder and owner of Tungsten-Beads-plus.com
A keen angler since 1998 when I started sea fishing while living in Australia
On returning to the UK, l realised I had good trout water on my doorstep and took up fly fishing. I pursued this with the same passion and was happy to have the opportunity to develop a business in my chosen pursuit.
Favourite species include Trout and Grayling but I also like to pursue other species with the fly and have caught sea-trout, pike, perch, roach, chub, orf, minnows, mackerel, coalfish , pollock and mullet on the fly so far.

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