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Turkey Fly challenge. -VOTE for one.

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This could be fun.
Ok, I’m putting the finishing touches on a turkey fly.

Im throwing out a challenge to tie up a Turkey fly in the spirit of the Holliday season

This sort of turkey fly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDeQrP68wB8

https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/tie-steve-cobbs-turkey-fly


Also, If this goes, as a group , the best fly will will be voted on by the tiers, one vote per tier, and I will send a prize to the winner,. The winner  will not be me even if I’m the only entry.  I will donate the prize to the Christmas swap if no one else enters.
The prize will be a couple three of cards of black chenille because this fly takes ALOT of it, and a surprise gift or two.

Just tie one up and post a pic and it’s on. Any pattern you choose, freestyle it if you want.

Could be fun to see what you guys come up with. Hope this goes!

I will limit entry’s to Dec 1. 

I should be done with my turkey fly tomorrow and will post a pic.

Hope this goes, have fun!

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Challenge for sure!  Don’t have that level of skill, but looking forward to seeing the entries!

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Go for it

40 minutes ago, Squeezy said:

Challenge for sure!  Don’t have that level of skill, but looking forward to seeing the entries!

Go for it!

All in fun, 

 

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Would patterns done up with maribou count (after all - every bit of the commercially available maribou comes from turkeys...)?  I've been buying and tying commercially with strung maribou blood quill - by the pound... for years and years.  Even though I'm no longer tying for shops I still have quite a supply in various colors...

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3 hours ago, Capt Bob LeMay said:

Would patterns done up with maribou count (after all - every bit of the commercially available maribou comes from turkeys...)?  I've been buying and tying commercially with strung maribou blood quill - by the pound... for years and years.  Even though I'm no longer tying for shops I still have quite a supply in various colors...

Tie it with whatever you want.

Object is to make a turkey fly. Check out the video links. Use your imagination, have fun with it.

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Or, as I believe it to be, to make a fly that actually looks like a turkey as opposed to a fly made from turkey feathers. I don’t have the ability but I also don’t have any  style so what the hell, somebody has to lose.  I’m in! I will post the first mess that comes out of the vice. Should be great fun. 

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I went the traditional turkey fly pattern since I have zero creativity 
Hook - 1/0

Thread - White UTC 140/brown 6/0 uni

Tail - turkey tail feathers

Body - Natural deer hair, spun.

Legs - rubber legs

Head/neck - tan foam, brown ostrich herl

Beard - red micro chenille 

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