February fly salon resurrection

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Pat Lat, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Since the ball was dropped on this one, I figure I'd pick it up again, and since 90% of the entries are on the last day we all should still have a chance to get one tied up.
    I figure that there should be a quick vote at the end to decide the winner.

    Mouse patterns, already being discussed in another thread so we might as well go with that, plus its kinda different and will make a good theme.
    I tied a couple of morrish mice and they turned out ok but I really wanted to create something of my own, so here is my entry for this months "back from the dead" salon.

    Deer hair spun on bottom and nutria fur on top, tail is worm brown chenille, the hot spot (mouse balls) is cinnamon uv ice dub, and some moose mane for the wiskas.
    This was my first attempt at packing and stacking two types of hair, but my thought was that the nutria keeps the same look as the whitetail, but it will become water logged and sink the butt down a bit instead of skittering along the surface. IMG_5162.JPG IMG_5163.JPG
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  2. kelvin Active Member

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  3. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I think mine is just a little more realistic:rolleyes:
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  4. kelvin Active Member

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    I agree you are better at spinning deer hair than I am
  5. riseform Active Member

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    Mouse ball hot spots....I knew my mouse patterns were lacking something
  6. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    Heh, heh, heh..........he said "mouse balls"! :D
  7. scottflycst Active Member

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    Clarification please. What category do we place an artificial mouse in the world of flyfishing?
  8. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    how about the big hungry fish category:D heres mine, first mouse ive tied. ive never seen to many really brown/tan mice, mines tied with spun gray elk.

    Mouse!.JPG
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  9. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    in the awesome one. But really I dont know what you're asking here, The big dry fly catergory, skaters, Poppers, wet fly? It really depends on how you tie them, I'll be posting a drowned rat later, shit just popped into my head while typing this.,gotta go, can't talk, tying.
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  10. kelvin Active Member

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    The Mouse Pattern category
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  11. Irafly Active Member

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    I have a cool bat pattern, I'll work on a mouse.
  12. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    just cut the wings off.
  13. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Alec jackson #7, with a tungsten cone tied in just after the tail.

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  14. Irafly Active Member

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    After the work it takes to develop them and tie them on! Heck no.
  15. Beachmen Active Member

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  16. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Three feather flatwing mousie...balls not included. Mouse-1.jpg
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  17. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Nice idea, I bet it will swim better than my chenille tail. Thanks for joining us!
  18. kelvin Active Member

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    next month's theme should be rat balls
  19. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    So to further keep the salon threads from derailing, I vote for mcnasty's pattern. Extra points for the creative pic, but mostly I respect the spinning and trimming of all that elk hair, and the color choice.

    So pick a good theme for this month if you want to keep it going!

    thanks.
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  20. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    sweet. ill get one up in the next day or two.