Red Rum (howling at the moon)

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Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by letumgo » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:30 pm

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Red Rum
Hook - Daiichi Model 1710 (Size 14)
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Camel)
Hackle - Hungarian Partridge (Natural Gray)
Rib - Fine Gold Wire/Ultra Wire/Size SM
Abdomen - Pheasant Tail Fibers (Dyed Blood Red)
Thorax - Werewolf Tups Blend (tups wool blend with strands of walnut yarn)
Legs - Six Pheasant Tail Tips (pulled up and back)

This is my Halloween submission. The name is a reference to the movie "The Shining".

The photo does not do the colors justice. The red abdomen and leg fibers really look cool.

Happy Halloween!

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Re: Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by Roadkill » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:08 pm

Cool Fly 8-) but you had better not knock on the front door and yell "Honey, I'm home!". :o ;) :lol:
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Re: Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by letumgo » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:11 pm

:lol: ;)
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Re: Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by ronr » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:44 am

a selfie when the fish outsmart me again
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Re: Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by RickA » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:56 am

Ray,
A little more on that werewolf thorax.
Is that a Paul Beel Frankendub (FrankenFly) blend or just a creation of your magic fingers?
Either way, that looks like it would come alive the moment it hit the water.
I like it. 8-)
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Re: Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by letumgo » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:40 pm

Ron - :lol: :D

Rick - This is my own crazy dubbing blend. Part Valla’s Tups wool dubbing blend, mixed with longer stands of Wool Ease Yarn Dubbing (Walnut/127) multicolored yarn. The fibers of the dubbing blend were touch-dubbed onto well waxed tying thread, then wrapped forward over the thorax region. Fibers end up creating a fuzzy (furry) halo around the abdomen. I dig the scruffy look, and am hopeful that it will catch fish.
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Re: Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:38 am

Really nice, Ray. Love the scruffy look the longer yarn strands make. I'd bet money on it being a fish catcher.
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Re: Red Rum (howling at the moon)

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:07 pm

Wow Ray!
How can this pattern not be a killer (murderer)? It is gorgeous and I like the long guard hairs on the abdomen! Yea, it's a go! Have you fished it yet?
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(Ron, that pic is a classic! It fits right in!)
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