lean mean Wolverine

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lean mean Wolverine

Post by ronr » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:36 pm

Roadkill gifted me a nice piece of that Wolverine he posted about recently. After playing around with it a bit, I've come up with a couple flies to put it to use... These are both March Browns... stripped peacock quill bodies, Roadkill's spectral blend thorax, and Wolverine hair hackles.

I think I'll find some more use for that patch of fur, Thanks Bill.
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by DUBBN » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:46 pm

I use to tie something similar using Fisher.

Not in the league of these flies. Well done!
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by letumgo » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:20 pm

How did you tye in the hair hackle collar? Share your secrets... :twisted:

Lovely flies. I especially love the one on the left.
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by RickA » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:42 pm

letumgo wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:20 pm How did you tye in the hair hackle collar? Share your secrets... :twisted:

Lovely flies. I especially love the one on the left.
They are lovely.
They look like the hair hackle was tied in tips forward with a distribution wrap.
Tie in the quill and dub.
Push/stroke the hair back and finish with a head ?

There's a Fisher in the hills here but a wolverine?
Mean critters.
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by Roadkill » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:55 pm

Beautiful flies Ron! 8-)
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by Fishnkilts » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:10 pm

Those are awesome looking, and I like the one on the left the best. It doesn't even look like fur.
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by ronr » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:14 pm

thanks for the encouragement... the hackles were done in a dubbing loop after gathering a clump in the new Swiss Clamp...I left a bit of the underfur on the clump to add a little depth..
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by RickA » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:14 am

Boy, Did I get that wrong.
I thought the Swiss clamp was just another high $$$ bulldog and never really looked at one.
Well, I just did and now I want one. Anyone want a set of Stonfo clamps?
Thank you, Ron.
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Re: lean mean Wolverine

Post by Fishnkilts » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:56 pm

Looking at the hackle made with fur, man, I would never have thought that was possible. I would have thought that if it could be done, it would be frowned upon for some reason or another, but WOW! Those are excellent looking flies.

This just opens up another page of what you can do if your imagination takes you there. Well done ronr.
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