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  1. Hey folks, haven't posted in a while so thought I'd share what I've been working on lately. As a Swede i don't fish with terrestrials that much since we don't have the massive hoppers and cicadas that you get in the US or NZ. However, my parents now live in Kenya and I've done a bit of troutfishing there and let me tell you, the African bugs are massive. Found this grasshopper in the living room that dwarfed a size 6 slumpbuster for example... So I decided to try my hand at large semi-realistic terrestrials with only natural materials, and so far I've tied spiders, grasshoppers, and a funky looking cicada: Also is there any way to resize the pictures so they aren't so big? Tried resizing in the BBCode but the forum wouldn't allow it...
  2. Some people taxidermy their dead dogs, so i don’t see why i can’t turn my cat into a zonkered pelt when it kicks the bucket . . . ;D
  3. Great pattern! Thanks Eide Cheers mate, the head is a mix of thin flash like angelhair and gray cat fur from my old cat. The cat fur has allot of guardhairs in it and its is a bit longer than rabbit fur, i saved up a bunch and use it on all types of flies. Sorry for the late reply haven't checked in in a while, been pretty busy lately
  4. Tying some articulated streamers, fun stuff.
  5. Just an experiment, probably won't work but I hope it does. would be nice for picky trout sipping caddis flies off the surface
  6. Thank you gentlemen! Vicrider you should definately try cdc as a post material, its the best option out there in my opinion. It floats really well, and is visible in light colors since it stays 'puffy' when fished because its so water repellent. I use regular loon floatant om my cdc dries and it works great. As for the leftover feathers what I do is I cut out a bit of the stem and preen the fibers forward before tying it down. That way you can get two or sometimes three posts out of a single big feather, which really cuts down on cdc usage.
  7. Been tying alot of mayflies recently. Is is just me or was the website down for a day or two?
  8. GC59 No worries no offence taken in any way!! thanks for the compliment
  9. GC59 As a european (swede) i guess vice was the spelling that came to mind, although I spent a couple of childhood years in NY so maybe I should spell it with an s...
  10. Size 8 PT's with some biot legs and tails for good measure, 4mm bead. Going to use these brutes as anchor nymphs.
  11. I like those decievers fshng2,nice n' sparce is the way to go. What are you planning to catch with them? Yea mike if i had a proper camera them focus stacking would be a fun concept to tinker with, however its a bit tricky with a 10$ macro lens that you clip on your cellphone (shh don't tell anyone...)
  12. Finally got myself a macro lens, can't wait to tie small stuff to photograph The fly pictured is a size 12.
  13. Im definately with ya when it comes to the closers effectiveness, got alot of respect for the pattern for that reason. Truth be told I've barely fished anything back home this season but I'm planning to head to the closest trout river later this week. The populations of trout and grayling there are unfortunately not that great but its a really big river and large specimens are still around (and lots of pike/zander/perch too). The really good fishing (for trout char grayling etc.) is way north and i don't own a car so my fishing on home turf is pretty limited :/ The pike/perch/zander fishing in the archipelago is on the other hand just around the corner and really good, but the problem there is you need a boat.
  14. Nice pattern, I never fish with closers because i really don't like the look of the traditional bucktail variations, but this variant i quite like! As you mentioned it would sink like a rock and be very visible and sparkly, makes me want to try it for tigerfish or something... (not that i have a tigerfish fishery anywhere near where i live (sweden 😅))
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