PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

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PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by letumgo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:46 am

PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)
Hook - Partridge Czech Nymph (Size 6) - Black Nickel Down Eye
Weight - 0.025" lead-free wire (partially flattened to taper body/front and back)
Thread - 6/0 UNI-Thread (White)
Rib - Loop of Thread Twisted Together and colored with COPTIC Sketch Marker (Y38/"Honey")
Abdomen - Tatra Sheepdog Fur (Natural White)
Thorax - Five Strands of Ostrich Herl (Natural Gray/Medium Dun)
Hackle - Collins Hen Neck Feather (Barred Cream) - fibers stripped of one side and wrapped over thorax

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Collins Barred Cream Hen Set
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One of my more unusual Christmas gifts this year came from my nephew. He gave me a jar of fur from his Polish Tatra Sheepdog. If you've never seen one of these dogs, I encourage you to look them up. They are an absolutely beautiful breed of dog.

Their body hair is long and very fine (soft) and along the back and tail it is around 5 of 6 inches in length. (perfect streamer hair :twisted: )

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POLISH TATRA SHEEPDOG LINKS:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Tatra_Sheepdog

My nephew Matt and his dog fishing:
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I just love the expression on his face, after sniffing the fish. :D :lol:
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Polish Tatra Sheepdog Lure:
Hook - Eagle Claw Plain Shank All Purpose Hook (Size 4)
Thread - 6/0 UNI-Thread (White)
Tail/Body - Polish Tatra Sheepdog Fur (Natural)
Flash - Four Strands of Pearl Krystal Flash
Hackle Collar - Teal Flank Feather (Natural Barred)
Fur Collar - Polish Tatra Sheepdog Fur (Natural)
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Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:11 pm

Great fly!! Great photo story! :D ;)
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Post by letumgo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:17 pm

Thanks Bill. My nephew and I are looking forward to catching fish with these later this year. I thought it was a way of bringing things full circle (boy takes dog fishing, boy catches fish with fur from dog).

I had told him that some people use dog fur in fishing flies, so he started saving up the fur for me when he brushes his dog. Now I need to see what I can create with the fur. :D
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Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:24 pm

Excellent!!

We used to have a gorgerous, darker colored german shepherd and he used to try to run away when he saw me coming with brush and scissors. :lol:
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Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by Johnno » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:53 pm

There is a New Zealand streamer called the “Hairy Dog”. A long time ago a lodge owner had an English Cocker Spaniel and someone had the idea of snipping off some of its fur and making a fly with it. It became so successful that the dog started took like it had mange and anyone with scissors approaching the poor thing would make it go and hide under the porch.....
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Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by William Anderson » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:14 pm

Ray, that’s a classic in the making. Let ‘em shed! What a cool gift.

Also, that’s dead ringer for a caddis pupa I see in the fall in northern PA on Kettle. Don’t lose them all.
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Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by letumgo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:59 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. The stories brought a smile to my face. Perhaps I should have named this one a "Puppy Puppa". :D :lol:

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Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:23 pm

William Anderson wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Ray, that’s a classic in the making. Let ‘em shed! What a cool gift.

Also, that’s dead ringer for a caddis pupa I see in the fall in northern PA on Kettle. Don’t lose them all.
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There are several caddis larva and a Fall caddis pupa that Puppy Pupa would work for.

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Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by Theroe » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:05 am

Ray - my yellow lab Rosie used to make that same expression your nephews dog has on his face, After sniffing a fish. My son calls it the fish “buffle”..... And she would eat the whole fish like they were nothing!! She would eat a 14 inch trout, or a mackerel in one gulp: Head bones, skin, guts, all in one bite.

I called the vet to make sure it wouldn’t kill her, and he told me it’s actually good for them. Dogs and cats were made to eat animals whole. There’s a big difference between a farm vet, and a city vet!

PS, She lived over 18 years.

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Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Post by Jimkelly » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:38 am

really nice dog,fly looks good too.
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