SBS Tom Jones


Active Member

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


Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
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.


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