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Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:15 pm
by ronr
I'v been working on incorporating skunk fur,(since I have a nice skin), into a flymph/soft hackle. Dave Hamilton's All Skunk nymph is my inspiration for this fly. I think it qualifies as a flymph.
Hook: Fulling Mill all purpose light bronze, size 12
Thread: Dark Brown Uni, 8/0
Tag and Rib: xs gold tinsel
Body: skunk underfur with guard hairs
Thorax: black CDC in dubbing loop
Hackle: Partridge

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:54 pm
by letumgo
I love skunk fur. It is very glossy.

Beautiful fly. I bet the CDC will help this fly hang in the surface film, like an emerging insect. Sweet!

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:43 pm
by Roadkill
8-)

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:19 pm
by Old Hat
Well done. Should be a great small black pattern. That would work great on the high lakes.

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:29 pm
by narcodog
Nice fly. I have both a black and white and a red skunk hide there's lots of usable material on them.

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:18 pm
by Old Hat
Ron, there is always the Green-butt Skunk. Its a great trout pattern as well. I use the black skunk and white for the body and thorax.
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Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
by letumgo
Bob - Is that a dyed red skunk skin? Sounds interesting.

Lovely fly, Carl.

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:53 pm
by ronr
Carl.. another lesson. Never thought of the Green Butt for trout... but I'll be thinking it from now on..

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am
by narcodog
letumgo wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Bob - Is that a dyed red skunk skin? Sounds interesting.

Lovely fly, Carl.

No it's a natural red. It's not a dark red but an interesting color. We were visiting friends in OH and we to a flee market and a couple of trappers were selling hides.

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:45 am
by tie2fish
narcodog wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am
letumgo wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Bob - Is that a dyed red skunk skin? Sounds interesting.

No it's a natural red. It's not a dark red but an interesting color. We were visiting friends in OH and we to a flee market and a couple of trappers were selling hides.
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