Raccoon tail underfur

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Raccoon tail underfur

Postby novabass » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:50 am

Has anyone used raccoon tail underfur in the bodies or abdomen of their flies?
I have a ton of this, so I wondered if anyone had any experience with it.
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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby tie2fish » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:18 am

I've seen raccoon tail guard hair used on a streamer, Paul, but not the underfur. Show us a photo please.
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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby novabass » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:22 am

Sure Bill, I'm at work at the moment, but will take one tonight and post it.
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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby DUBBN » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:47 pm

I think Ray (letumgo) did a raccoon fur fly
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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby novabass » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:00 am

Here is a pic.

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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby letumgo » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:18 am

Don't you think that is a little too much dubbing for a size 16 hook? (Kidding/humor)
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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby tie2fish » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:26 am

That looks pretty interesting, Paul. If some of that were chopped up and homogenized either in a coffee grinder or using the water/conditioner method, it should come out as a nice dun not unlike grey wallaby. The texture appears to be such that it would blend well with any number of other fibers, including "frizzed" wool, so the possible color combinations look to be endless. I would not pass up a small sample if you were to offer it ;) .
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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby novabass » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:11 am

letumgo wrote:Don't you think that is a little too much dubbing for a size 16 hook? (Kidding/humor)


I'm working on the largest flymph possible using a size 16 hook! I'll start a new fad, you'll see!
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tie2fish wrote:That looks pretty interesting, Paul. If some of that were chopped up and homogenized either in a coffee grinder or using the water/conditioner method, it should come out as a nice dun not unlike grey wallaby. The texture appears to be such that it would blend well with any number of other fibers, including "frizzed" wool, so the possible color combinations look to be endless. I would not pass up a small sample if you were to offer it ;) .


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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby William Anderson » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:31 pm

Paul, seeing this made me get my Clark's block box out today. It's a very portable arrangement and travels easily to the Dr's office waiting room. :? I have a blend of red fox and mink that is a great hendrickson body blend when wet. I finished up almost three cards by the time we were called back.

I haven't used the raccoon on the block, though I have some. I'll be curious to see your results with the pre-spun bodies.

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Re: Raccoon tail underfur

Postby novabass » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:51 pm

William, I love it that the photo inspired you to get your Clark block out! I've done that before with various photos that I've seen. It gets me going!
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