Cat fur dubbing

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Allison, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Do you get to kill the cat first?
    I to have been contemplating using pet fur for fly fishing. The home road dog fly. You may have just motivated me to do it.
     
  2. ceviche

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    But, seriously... From my experience, cat fur seems to absorb water a bit too well. The fur from my medium hair, calico/russian blue mixed looks like a perfect dun color, so I tied up some Adams flies. However, they seemed to get water-logged rather easy. I suppose some kind of water-proofing would be in order with cat fur.
     
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    Sounds like some "water-proof cat" testing is in order here :cool:
     
  4. Allison

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    Ok, then two more dumb questions:

    Is waterlogging an issue if it's a wet fly, or only if it's a dry fly?

    Waterproofing: seems like the same stuff you use on your outdoor clothes might work on fur. Anyone have thoughts on that?
     
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    Sign me up, I gotta couple I should test
     
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    Ok in all seriousness, Maine Coon's are a breed that have a special coat. They are actually nonallergenic because of it. Its something in their saliva or something. Anyway, the fur is also supposed to be better at shedding water.
    Anybody know anything about cat fur? It might be worth a try.
     
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    Did that dry fly always land on it's feet?
     
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    That Adams sure did!
     
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    Heh.....I was going to be vulgar and say a joke about how men will do anything for a shaved (cat).....I'll be good.....:eek:
     
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    LOL It's just like you to go there:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Looks like they've had enough of the cat jokes.....:hmmm:
     
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    I was wondering who'd be the first to make that reference Jami, didn't think it would be sweet lil ole you though! :eek: hehheh
     
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    Choclab another damn rookie

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    What about lab fur? I have a chocolate lab who likes to shed alot. What could I use that for? I amagine it would float pretty damn good considering it is from a water dog.
     
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    I am in the process of waterprofing the cat fur. Should have time to tie a few with the improved product next week and will do comparison tests in the sink before messing with them in real water.

    Say, what's with this deal here? I was fine before, and now I'm lying to my family, staying up half the night trying to tie things, scrounging for materials wherever I see them, waterproofing cat fur...?


    Seems like some kind of sick addiction to me....

    PS. If the guys from Creekside Seattle store see this, shoot me a PM--I have questions and stuff and no time to get to the shop in the next few days. Thanks!
     
  15. toddsbernina

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    Allison its ok your not the only one who has been sucked into this addiction. As long as you dont call in sick to work because you in the middle of tying 2doz. size 18 adams or tell you husband your going to the grocery store when really your going to creekside for another patch of deer hair and brown thread i think you will be ok.

    Oh i was wondering if you could tell me why a chick got mad at me when I chose tying over driving an hour to hang out with her one night.