Hen and Moose

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Hen and Moose

Postby SenecaLaker » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:08 am

Messing around with some materials I have picked up recently. Somewhat inspired by our recent "Stripper Swap" for the striped body effect. The feathers and stems that I have dont show the contrast of those that some of the other members here use.

Hackle/ Collar Whiting 4B Greenwells Hen
Body 3 Moose Mane Strands (1 White/2 Brown) Lay down a coating of Sally Hansen's HAN before winding
Thorax SLF Squirrel, I really like this stuff


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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby tie2fish » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:44 am

Very nice body effect, Dave. Goes to show how imagination and creativity can make up for (and sometimes surpass) missing materials. Viva la subs!
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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby Roadkill » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:43 am

Beautiful flies! 8-)

I use 2 (light and dark) strands of Moose mane hair for the body on an old mosquito pattern.
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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby Old Hat » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:32 pm

Well done!
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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby letumgo » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:47 pm

Very well done! Inspiring...

Wish I had a row of these in my spring box. Now where did I put that patch of moose mane?
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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby NJpatbee » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:00 am

Great job with the moose mane! I use to tie the bodies of small Tricos using the same technique and they can be difficult to work with.
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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby zen leecher » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:48 am

Every time I read the thread name "hen and moose" I keep thinking it should be "Moose and Squirrel" after the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. That's how Boris referred to them.
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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby hankaye » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:06 pm

zen leecher, Howdy;

:lol: , I was thinking the same thing. now that Natasha was one hot broad with
the curves where they should be and the sultry eyes, & distinctive voice like Becall
with Bogey in "To Have and Have Not".

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Re: Hen and Moose

Postby Theroe » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:33 pm

zen leecher wrote:Every time I read the thread name "hen and moose" I keep thinking it should be "Moose and Squirrel" after the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. That's how Boris referred to them.

LMAO.......I was waiting for somebody to drop that line in!! OR make the ubiquitous moose and squirrel fly pattern :lol: :roll:
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