Game: Name that dead animal

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  1. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    I believe a lot of the guys that make their own dubbing use a small coffee grinder, that way you can toss in some flash etc., but how you do it, I think, depends on the application.
     
  2. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Hmmm, I have a coffee grinder than we are not using. Doubt the wife would miss it... ;) Time to experiment I guess.

    Looks like Peccary is used for legs (hoppers, stoneflys, etc) and antennae. I guess you can use it for dry flies too.
     
  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Peccary is a type of wild pig. The only pattern I've seen that uses it is called a Once and Away.

    The skinny end of a peccary quill is tied in at the bend of a 200R hook and then tightly wound forward in touching wraps around the shank to form a sort of quill body. A thick CDC plume or two is tied in over a dubbed thorax and then pulled forward to form a wingcase with the puffs extending beyond the eye. Here's a link to a recipe: http://www.danica.com/FLYTIER/hklinken/once_and_away.htm

    In the water, the CDC holds the fly up with rest of it hanging in the water like an emerger. I used one a few years back at Rocky Ford with good results. It's called Once and Away because once a fish slimes the CDC you've got to cut it off and put it away to dry before it'll float again.

    K
     
  4. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    I've never tied with it, so I'm not sure what type of patterns it would be useful with; but yes, you would cut some off as you would with muscrat or a bunny mask. I believe I've seen a dry fly pattern calling for mink, so in that case you'd want the guard hairs removed.
     
  5. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Cool - the pictures are loading now. Thanks Chris!



    Could #6 be squirrel? There's supposed to be some of that in the group. Or maybe the dark tail is squirrel??
     
  6. spanishfly

    spanishfly Steelberg

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    Chad can I have that white mink so I can sew it on to the hood of my fishing jacket? It would make a nice pimp jacket!
     
  7. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    How about the matching white tail to sew onto the back of your WFF beenie??
     
  8. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    I moved the pics I've ID'd (with your help on many) to the new "Materials" gallery.

    The pics remaining are still in question... Any more thoughts\guesses?
     

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