Buckskin

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Buckskin

Post by DUBBN » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:12 pm

I hate tying with chamois. I am trying to duplicate the Buckskin nymph with synthetics. Had to throw a Dun hen hackle on one of them. Size 18
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Re: Buckskin

Post by Roadkill » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:42 pm

Nicely done, reminds me of some of my old rubber band nymphs. ;) Surgical tubing was close to this color and handy way back when I was making slingshots.
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Re: Buckskin

Post by DUBBN » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:51 pm

Roadkill wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:42 pm
Nicely done, reminds me of some of my old rubber band nymphs. ;) Surgical tubing was close to this color and handy way back when I was making slingshots.
I dont know what the difference is in the chemical makeup of this material and rubber bands, but this material does not degrade as fast. I too tried the rubber band caddis.
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Re: Buckskin

Post by Trevis » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:43 pm

I like the one you hackled, looks fishy. The material reminds me surgical gloves from the photo. The finished fly for some reason reminds me of some I saw done with colored UV goo.
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Re: Buckskin

Post by letumgo » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:56 am

Wayne - Why do you dislike buckskin? What characteristic(s) causes you to seek other options? Curious to hear your thoughts.
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Re: Buckskin

Post by DUBBN » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:45 pm

letumgo wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:56 am
Wayne - Why do you dislike buckskin? What characteristic(s) causes you to seek other options? Curious to hear your thoughts.
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I dislike chamois, which is used to tie the Buckskin nymphs. I broke my right hand 10 days ago, and am trying to find patterns I can tie. Chamois is too fragile with or with out a club on my dominant hand. When the Buckskins I tie with chamois get wet, they take on a melon (cantaloupe) color. I am trying to copy that.

Flies were kind of easy to tie with a soft cast. I am struggling with the hard cast. These Buckskin patterns were tyed with the hard cast.
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Re: Buckskin

Post by hankaye » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:39 pm

DUBBN, Howdy;

Dang!!! That brings back a memory or 2. Way back in 1969 I severed a flexor tendon in my dominate hand (Right),
The Navy operated to fix it, (didn't), and left me in something like what you have, only being the Navy it had to be
LARGER. Looked like my hand was fixin' to give birth to a softball. :roll: . You have my sympathies, I was playing
a lot of double deck pinochle back then, Ever try to hold 20 cards in 2 fingers while resting them on a softball??? :lol: fine till I had to pluck one out to play it.
Have fun with your newest problem I'm sure you'll find all the solutions.

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Re: Buckskin

Post by letumgo » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:24 pm

Good grief Charley Brown! I’m amazed that you can still type and post, but tying flies with a hard cast...that’s next level effort. Thumbs up, ;) :D
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Re: Buckskin

Post by Theroe » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:55 am

Roadkill wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:42 pm
Nicely done, reminds me of some of my old rubber band nymphs. ;) Surgical tubing was close to this color and handy way back when I was making slingshots.
rubber band nymph !! I had forgotten those - they were all the rage in the 1970's....tied on the Mustad 37160......and "nymph skin" and "realistic" bodies are "new" !! :lol:
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: Buckskin

Post by Variant » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:37 am

Dubbin,
I like the translucent body on the hackled pattern,did you apply UV resin to the body?
Dana hit the nail on the head(latex Caddis larva)
from the book THE CADDIS AND THE ANGLER.
Good luck with the rehab.
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