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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm

Bloodhound, interestingly enough, my wife suggested just keeping them in the freezer and pulling them out when I needed them. I really am blessed to have her, she hasn't complained about the rabbit pelts in the freezer that I keep meaning to get to "someday" either.

Durangopipe, you really just put borax on the joint area? I I can certainly try that, just seems like the there is still flesh on the wing bones that would eventually rot. Maybe the borax keeps the "bugs" away that facilitate the rot? I'll give it a shot, though it is cold and damp here. Actually, I'll probably do everything and see if I get anywhere.

I did consider plucking them, but would rather not if I don't have to.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:57 pm

Working various techniques, rather than patterns today. Made with feathers harvested myself (pheasant, turkey, hen).

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:21 am

^I can see that looking like a crawdad (that's right, crawdad) once it's in the water and all those wiggly bits start moving around.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:52 am

FredS wrote:
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^I can see that looking like a crawdad (that's right, crawdad) once it's in the water and all those wiggly bits start moving around.
I call them crawdads, too.
Sometimes a wiggly fly you tied up as an experiment will take trout better than a lot of other flies, and you don’t know why.

What the hell is a wooly bugger imitating?

Nothing?
A hundred things? (Depending on the depth you fish it at and how you retrieve it.)

Nobody knows for sure, but you’d be hard pressed to find a fly that catches more fish.

Fish that fly with a slow retrieve (hand twist) or short strips, long strips and swinging -and tell us it catches fish like crazy, Gabe.

If it does.
And it just might!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:57 pm

Still working on Spey inspired patterns. Someday I’ll acquire the right hooks and some more colorful materials. For now this one is:
Red floss, dark hare’s ear dubbing, gold tinsel, pheasant rump hackle, guinea hackle, mallard flank wing. Turned out OK.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:32 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Still working on Spey inspired patterns. Someday I’ll acquire the right hooks and some more colorful materials. For now this one is:
Red floss, dark hare’s ear dubbing, gold tinsel, pheasant rump hackle, guinea hackle, mallard flank wing. Turned out OK.

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Very nicely tied, Gabriel.
A lovely salmon fly.
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:41 pm

Thanks!
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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:35 pm

In the garage cleaning up some rabbit and pheasant skins. The rabbits might be a fail as I haven’t tanned them, just preserved them. Hoping I can tan later, but that might be optimistic.

I should have the opportunity for another rooster or two this year. Is anyone here interested in a skin if I get one? I don’t mind doing the skinning and drying, but I really don’t need 5 pheasant skins laying around. If someone here could use one, let me know and I’ll see what the season brings.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:35 pm

Working some patterns that will hopefully work this winter. Lead weight to get them down, fat bodies of pheasant tail, pheasant hackle, peacock, red thread.

We shall see.

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Re: The Fly Tying Thread

Post by FredS » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:55 pm

If nobody else chimes in, and if you kill any more birds, I'll take a rump clump.
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