Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

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Re: Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

Post by Mike Connor » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:20 pm

With regard to ears;

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This is the INSIDE of an ear and the OUTSIDE of the same ear

On the leading edge of the ear, both sides, you have very light coloured guard hair. One side has much stiffer and longer hair than the other. You can use the long side for wings, tails etc, and the short side for light guard dubbing.

There are three other distinct areas on the outside of the ear. At the base of the ear you have short red/brown fur. Above this short white/buff fur, and then you have the tip of the ear which is very short almost black fur.

Moving to the inside of the ear. We have already covered the leading edges.We have much the same scheme as on the outside, but there is much less hair and it is shorter. Otherwise similar. Again the easiest way to remove this hair is by pinching it out with your finger and thumb. You may of course shave it, using an electric razor or similar, but this tends to shorten already very short hair, and as various parts of it are quite spiky, this may be difficult to dub.

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Re: Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

Post by Mike Connor » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:23 pm

Since this is moving off topic, I have posted some more info on hare fur in another thread.

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Re: Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

Post by Stendalen » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:26 pm

Got my mask in front of me. There is a really distinct area with longer soft hair between the ears. Great. Will use this together with the wool I have.Great!

Looking forward to your article Mike. We could definitely use a system. Many dressings just says "hare'e ear", and thats it.

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Re: Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

Post by Stendalen » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:54 pm

Mike Connor wrote:Since this is moving off topic, I have posted some more info on hare fur in another thread.

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Re: Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

Post by letumgo » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:28 pm

Martin - I am glad you're trying out the tups wool blend. Maybe these flies would work on those "picky" trout you mentioned. At least it is a good excuse for field testing. :D
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Re: Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

Post by Stendalen » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:38 pm

It turned out excellent Ray, thanks for your kindness.

Went to anoter lake yesterday. It was ... well...a trying afternoon. The fish were head and tailing all afternoon. Not one time. Not one time, were they interested in what I had to offer. Tried all I had. That's fishing, at least for me sometimes :-)

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Re: Partridge & Tups Variations (Tutorial / SBS)

Post by willowhead » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:56 pm

somehow i knew it was time to bring this thread forward again...........this is amazing stuff..........looking forward to your article Mike. ;)
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