Game: Name that dead animal

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by chadk, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    :eek:

    Who knows... :confused:

    Bleached Elk was the closest thing I could think of. The lengh and texture are close. But it doesn't seem to lay the same on that skin. Maybe some type of goat?
     
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    hard to tell from the picture, but i lean towards that being calf body hair, or kid goat.
     
  3. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    7 is definately Peccary (aka javalina).

    I flipped through the type book that came in the box of stuff and there were pictures that matched several of the furs and feathers perfectly.
     
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    Oh, forgot to ask, what kind of patterns would you use Peccary\Javalina??
     
  5. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Desmond - how do you go from the mink tail (for example) to dubbing? What's the process? Just cutt it off, mix it up (underfur + longer hairs (guard hairs??)), and twist it onto the thread as usual??
     
  6. 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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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.
     
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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??
     
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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!
     
  12. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    How about the matching white tail to sew onto the back of your WFF beenie??
     
  13. 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?