Catgut for bodies

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Catgut for bodies

Post by ronr » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:35 pm

A friend is using medical catgut for nymph bodies... usually caddis pupa patterns... anyone had any experience with this stuff?
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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by DUBBN » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:41 pm

For some it can be tough to get. Sometimes it's tough to get the correct size. I started using Bug Gut. Makes some amazing Caddis patterns. Very versatile. Same color.

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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by DUBBN » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:45 pm

Amateurish at best but works for me .
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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by Roadkill » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:06 pm

ronr wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:35 pm
A friend is using medical catgut for nymph bodies... usually caddis pupa patterns... anyone had any experience with this stuff?
No but it sounds kind of like using condoms to tie World Champion flyfisher Vladi Trzebunia's worm for Polish Nymphing. ;) :lol:

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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by ronr » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:14 am

the Vladi worm was one of the first flies my original teacher taught us to tie... never used them however...but I understand the panfish like em...
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Re: Catgut for bodies

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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by Mike62 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:23 pm

ronr wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:14 am
the Vladi worm was one of the first flies my original teacher taught us to tie... never used them however...but I understand the panfish like em...
I tied up a handful a few years back and used them successfully down in NH on the Isinglass in mid-winter. The water was cold and shelf ice was a problem but three Rainbows were caught on Vladi worms. Dave Klausmeyer told me the Salmon up here in northern Maine just love them... I have to disagree, the only thing I've ever caught here on Vladi worms are Chub.
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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by Theroe » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:33 pm

Funny how, what’s old is new: in the early 1980’s using condom “material” for scuds, cress bugs, and caddis larvae was all the rage...a decade or so later, It becomes the soup de jour for Polish nymphing. Now, precut strips are sold for big $$$$ as the latest must have item.

I am sure, well before my time in the 40’s, this same material was successfully used by the generations prior!

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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by DUBBN » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:30 pm

Unlike latex condoms, the bug gut will last years on a pattern. The Condom flies would start to degrade immediately.

By the way, there are some CAT guts in different colors. I have seen it in light Blue and light Yellow. I would search medical supplies online. Or talk to your veterinarian.
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Re: Catgut for bodies

Post by wsbailey » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:00 pm

DUBBN wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:30 pm


By the way, there are some CAT guts in different colors. I have seen it in light Blue and light Yellow. I would search medical supplies online.
Troutline has it in different colors. See above.
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