Eurasian Plum

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Roadkill
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Eurasian Plum

Post by Roadkill » Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:28 pm

This fly is dedicated to my fishing partner Ken, who got me to finally get into Tenkara a couple of years ago and gave me the Dove wings a few weeks ago!

Hook-Wholesale Fly Company nymph #12
Thread- Kimono Silk #329 Emperor
Body-Plum VikuNa Dubbing
Rib-Gold Twist
Hackle-Eurasian Dove

ImageRIMG2033 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Eurasian Plum

Post by letumgo » Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:31 pm

WOW! I love this fly Bill. What a cool hackle. The color goes very nicely with the dun color of the Eurasian Dove hackle.

What can you tell us about the VikuNa dubbing? That's a new one for me.
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Re: Eurasian Plum

Post by Roadkill » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:00 pm

The dubbing came from DRAGONtail TENKARA where I bought my Shadowfire rod a few years ago.
https://dragontailtenkara.com/collectio ... =grid-view

I bought the collection box but they have added several other choices since then.
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Re: Eurasian Plum

Post by DUBBN » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:26 pm

I like your pattern. I need a pellet gun to dispatch a couple annoying Eurasian Doves in the neighbors tree.
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Re: Eurasian Plum

Post by letumgo » Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:21 pm

:twisted: ;)
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Re: Eurasian Plum

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:16 am

Lovely wee pattern. A great use for the feathers of that pest.

When we lived in WA the Eurasian Ringneck Dove was considered an invasive species, almost completely displacing the native Mourning Doves. For those who eat dove, the Eurasian Ringneck is a considerably larger bird and tastes just as good as the native bird.

Fortunately, at least locally, we still have the Mourning Doves. There's a small flock of about 30 birds who visit our place several times a day for the sunflower seed chips Vickie puts out for them. About once a month a local hawk, perhaps a falcon, will dispatch a slow bird and leave a few feathers laying about. I'll have to pay closer attention to them from now on.
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Re: Eurasian Plum

Post by Niveker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:33 am

That is a beautifully tied fly, particularly the dove hackle.

I do not believe the Eurasian Dove has made it into my neck of the woods yet, but as one who enjoys sourcing my own fly tying materials when possible, I will give them a proper reception when they do.

The dubbing assortment you linked to looks interesting, thanks.
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Re: Eurasian Plum

Post by Theroe » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:13 am

X-nice pattern you have there Mr. Roadkill Bill !!
Soft and wet - the only way....
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