Save that fake spider web!

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  1. Surf_Candy

    Surf_Candy Member

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    just cut a few hanks from the office Halloween decorations - sweet stuff for bait fish bodies - resists water and stays in form, very dynamic action, has some bulk but not weight.

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    You have all the signs of serious fly tying addiction, seek professional help...
    :7

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  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Used sparsely, it also makes great trailing shucks for trout emergers.


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  4. Surf_Candy

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    LOL - I was just looking at a clown costume head with some sweet 10" fur....
     
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    Found a nice road kill gray squirrel in Eastern Wa
    couldn't believe the size of the tail hairs--hope to retrieve it from my fishing buddies cabin before he uses it for decorating his christmas tree.

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  6. worldanglr

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    Heh, you think that is bad, I was playing with the little farm kitten the other day and couldn't stop staring at the beautiful dun-colored patches around her feet! Oh and the creamy colored belly fur. Here kitty kitty!

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  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Wait 'til it grows a bit and you'll get a dinner for two as a bonus.


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    I usually let somebody elses bumper do all the work. The problem with raod kill is sometimes you throw some carcass in the back and forget about it, not good on hot day in august.

    As for the cat, well you guys MIGHT have some issues. I'mm not sure and i don't want to find out how it tatses.

    I do know of a friend who ties flies from his chesapeak's fur though--rally water resistent stuff.

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  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I thought it was illegal to take road kill.

    My buddy's got it bad,saw a dead bird on the shoulder of the road on the way home and turned the car around to get a better look at it. It was only a Grouse. He's been shooting them so he doesn't need anymore feathers.

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    I can totally relate about the cat thing, Worldanglr. Our calico cat's coat sports medium length fur in a nice blue-grey and with some cream coloring. I've taken a brush to her and wound up with some very nice dubbing. I used it for my first attempt at tying an Adams. Though the fly was a tad off on its proportions, it did catch some fish on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie this past summer. I imagine you'll be crawling on all fours with a hair brush soon enough, eh? No worry. If you start brushing them early in life, they'll easily come to enjoy it.
     
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    I have the same problem. I was working at a house and looking at their two little shelty dogs fur (lil lassie dogs) had the same thoughts.

    Dubbing idea's. I found this while surfing the web.
    http://www.globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/washndry_dub/
    I can't afford to buy any new sweaters to run through the drier so I am left to harvest my belly button lint. :smokin
     
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    pets make for great material. i got into a rather large fight with a EX-girlfriend when i removed some hair from her pet rabbit. i still have some of that great dubbing and dont see that bad girlfriend anymore.
     
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    at least you did not try and take some from her beaver...

    that'll probably get me kick outta here.
     
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    Is harvesting road-kill illegal? I suppose it is considering you can't hit a deer and throw it in the back of the truck, like in Montana?

    I'll be good and stay away from the beaver post (haha)!!!


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