Oxie

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Hans Weilenmann, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Oxie
    Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
    Bead: Tungsten, black 2.3mm
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, wine
    Rib: Musk Ox hair
    Body: Tying thread - clear varnish over

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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  2. GAT Active Member

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    Okay... what's that? Is it supposed to represent a buzzer emerger??
  3. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Nah Gene, in that case I would have added gills ;-)

    As is, it is representing the less mature stage - the midge larva. In this case a bloodworm.

    I tied and posted this one for your north of border lake chironomid anglers.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  4. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Now where did I put that Musk Ox hair?

    Oh there it is underneath the Platypus wiskers.
    :eek:

    TC
  5. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    *chuckle*

    You and I know this was and is not about the material - I just was given some by a friend and thought it might make decent ribbing. Dark brown fine copper wire would be little or no different. In that case I would have had to give the pattern another name, though:cool:

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  6. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Yes, I understood that completely.
    Some see possibilities in almost anything. Others prefer to stick to the pre-packaged materials. Its all part of the world of fly tying.

    Actually I do have some Musk Ox or rather my wife does but it is the fine undercoat spun into a light yarn. She keeps it next to the baby camel down and the Muga silk. I pilfer a little now and then.

    Best fishes
    TC
  7. GAT Active Member

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    Oh for crying out loud! Musk Ox and Camel Down! We may as well go back to urine stained underbelly fur of a vixen fox!!!

    Cutting fur off the face of a bunny is as far as I go. I'm not tracking down no Musk Ox in the middle of the night to sneak up on it and give the thing a trim. I've heard they can be a bit persnickety about that sort of thing. :D