May Fly Salon - WEIRD SCIENCE

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  1. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Ok, this one is gonna be differentish, so GET YER THINKING CAPS ON.

    THE CHALLENGE
    Show us your flies tied with WEIRD and/or FREAKY-DEAKY materials. You tie a fly with hair from your dog? POST IT. You cut up your kid's toy just for that special material? POST THAT FLY HERE. Do you use Sasquatch taint-hair to make steelhead flies? POST. IT. HERE.

    THE RULES
    Any type of fly is allowed (dries, wets, etc.), but it must be made with a material you can't get at your local fly shop. THE WEIRDER THE BETTER. Please explain the odd material along with a picture of your fly.

    Rock and roll!
     
  2. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

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    Tied from the orange hair from my Brittany spaniel

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  3. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    I hope you don't get a bunch of pub-flies
     
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  4. Brian Thomas

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    The tube on this fly is actually a rivet .
    Does that count ?
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  5. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Absolutely! Sweet fly, too.


    Ha, awesome.
     
  6. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Bumpin this sucker back to the top! TIE SOME FLIES, SUCKAS.
     
  7. Brian Thomas

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    I`ve got another one in mind , but the material is`nt handy .
    Once I find some , I`ll post another fly .
     
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  8. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    A Golden Stonefly pattern I came up with.

    It's a #10 hook

    Tails: Guinea Pig Hair

    Ribbing: Gold Wire( Normal)

    Weight: Lead Free Wire( Normal)

    Abdomen: Golden Retreiver Dubbing( From my own dogs)

    Wing case: Guinea Hen Feather

    Legs: Guinea Hen Feather

    Thorax/ Gills: Golden Retreiver Dubbing

    Antennae: Guinea Pig Hair

    Eyes( Melted Fishing Line)

    Hope you like! image.jpg
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  9. johnk

    johnk Active Member

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    For a couple years the Wonder Bug was a local favourite but now not so much due to ASB strips and gunmetal flashabou. The body colour is achieved with strips of packaging from a white loaf of Wonder Bread. Enjoy....

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  10. kelvin

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    now tie one up with pubics and you are for sure the winner

    nice tie
     
  11. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    You're scaring me.
     
  12. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Alright, I'd like some more weird flies:)
     
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    This would have been a good place for Bob Jones' moppy sweater steelhead jig thing :)
     
  14. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I feel like most of the materials that our everyday flies call for sound like some wizards recipe for a badass spell.
    Hair from the foot of a hare, feathers from the crown of a golden pheasant and urine stained fur from the belly of a fox.
    Can't get much weirder than that last one.
     
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  15. johnk

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    Blood of Babybel:

    The body material is a strip cut from the packaging of Babybel cheese. Awesome scarlet red color.

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