Couple of flies from last week

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Couple of flies from last week

Post by SenecaLaker » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:39 am

I had a few minutes last week to get away from the "Football Thing" and test a some thoughts I had during the week. It seems that there are some possibilities to spice it up.
I had a shoelace from one of the boys in my hand during practice and it wound up getting spun tight, Tried to think of some materials I had around that might be able to be used to create a ribbed abdomen and this is the result.

Abdomen..Cream Congo Hair
Thorax... Natural Dark Beaver (Thanks to Josh for giving me a chunk of his pelt used for bow string silencers)
Collar.. Brown Hen Saddle
Tread.... Danville Tan 8/0
Hook... I think one of J. Stockard house #16
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Hope to fish these soon during one of my "Up North" Bird Hunting trips in the next few weeks.

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Re: Couple of flies from last week

Post by swellcat » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:25 pm

I like those earth tones. Maybe the fish will, too.
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Re: Couple of flies from last week

Post by letumgo » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:04 pm

Twisted Congo Hair? That is brilliant! (#headslap - wish I had thought of that)

Dave - Thank you for sharing this with us, and the inspiring idea for the twisted Congo hair abdomen. Great stuff. It so nice to see a new member posting flies and sharing ideas. Love it!
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Re: Couple of flies from last week

Post by tie2fish » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:17 am

Those look quite caddis-like to me, Dave. Nice work.
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