Fox 'n Hen Flymph

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Roadkill
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Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:43 pm

Hook-Wholesale Fly Company M7 #14
Thread- UTC 70 Burnt Orange
Tail and Hackle- Badger India Hen
Body-Fox dubbing
Counter Rib- SM Gold Ultra Wire

ImageRIMG9263 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by Fishnkilts » Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:12 pm

I'm liking the hackle on this one very much.

Is that a hot spot I see next to the tail?
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:27 pm

Not a hot spot per se, but the fur was a little more reddish on that section and the thread under color is showing through the thinner application of dubbing as it will even more when wet.

Fur Dubbing, Undrcolor and Translucence are part of the keys to flymphs as described by Hidy on page 6 of this Open Letter to the International Society of Flymph Fishermen in 1973 http://www.flymph.com/html/456.html
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by DUBBN » Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:21 pm

Bill, you are posting some good patterns. The kind I love to tie and fish. I could fish a season with the flies you are showing.

Well done.
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by Partsman » Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:41 pm

Very nicely done Roadkill! Could you elaborate some on the fox dubbing? Is this underfur pulled or raked out? It looks awesome.
Thanks, Mike.
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:05 pm

Mike,
Nothing special just fur coat scraps treated this way.
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=10581

Guard hairs and all. ;) One trick is to moisten your fingers to twist it on the tying thread for a tapered body.

A blue mole skin is my next target. :)
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by Partsman » Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:30 pm

Thanks Roadkill, as a bona Fide senior citizen I have got to start looking for deals or alternatives to some of my fly tying materials. I’m fortunate enough to have a friend who is a hound guy and has friends who are trappers and predator hunters. He got me a beautiful muskrat skin last month and I’m going to ask about a fox skin. I was a avid duck hunter until about 6 years ago, like a dope I didn’t save feathers and wings. I’m definitely going to have to start collecting feathers and skins .
Mike.
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:07 pm

Bill,
A truly beautiful pattern! Her proportions, dubbing, thread selection and color and hackles and tail all work together to give us perfection! This is always the case with your phenomenal tying skills!
Absolutely thrilled in the den,
Dougsden
Fish when you can, not when you should! Anything short of this is just a disaster.
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:39 am

Thanks for the comments! Here is the same fly with a mottled brown Hen feather.
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Re: Fox 'n Hen Flymph

Post by DUBBN » Sat Jan 14, 2023 12:40 pm

Both are killers. I need more mottled hen
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