SBS Tom Jones

ScottP

Active Member
#1


A vintage Aussie pattern; hen rainbows have been known to throw their hotel room keys on stage when seen. A few changes to the original due to materials on hand - possum for black squirrel and rabbit for kangaroo in the wing.


hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - oval tinsel gold
tag - Uni-Stretch Chinese red
tail - Australian possum black
body - medium chenille light olive
wing(s) - rabbit olive


mash barb, start thread, tie in rib, wrap to bend




tie in Uni-Stretch, wrap down bend and back; tie off/trim






measure (shank length) a clump of possum tail; tie in






strip end off chenille; tie in






wrap chenille to 1/2 mark




measure (halfway to tail) a clump of rabbit; tie in






finish wrapping chenille; tie off/trim




counterwrap rib; tie off/trim






add front wing




trim, whip finish, SHHAN








Regards,
Scott
 

Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
#7
This post arroused my curiosity about the current price and availability of kangaroo fur. Whole hides are still too expensive but Google took me to Etsy where I found you can buy handbags made from kangaroo for $15 or less and the fur appears to be full length not sheared. Maybe with a bit more research you can find pieces of hide at a reasonable price.
It's really nice soft fur.

The first guy to start a line of kangaroo flies is going to get rich real quick. I just know it.

TC
 

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