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Translation of french fly tying terms

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Fly tying material Swissflies

ailes Flügel wings  
barbes Hecheln hackles

Swissflies hackles/ feathers

canard Ente duck  
coq Hahn cock / rooster  
corps Fliegenkörper fly body  
doré goldfarbig- meist Tinsel oder Draht golden tinsel or wire Uni French wire
faisan Fasan pheasant  
filet Rippung ribbing  
hameçon Haken hook

Historical flies were made on barbed forged hooks (Sneck bend, Mustad). As fair fishermen nowadays, we use only barbless hooks like

Swisshooks

oeil de paon ebarbé Enthaarter Pfauenfederkiel stripped peacock quills

Polish Quills

poils de lapin Kaninchendubbing Rabbit Dubbing Swiss Rabbit Dubbing
pointes Schwanzfibern tail fibers  
rafia Rafia Swiss straw SwissR
soie Seide silk
teint gefärbt dyed

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