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:headbang: In the tying world today it is very hard to come up with new tying techniques as well as new material . Well I think Theo Bakelaar has introduced a new highly versatile material,Eel Skin ! And from there I have introduced some new Eel skin Realistic patterns. So far my Realistic flies are "Crayfish","Praying Mantis" and I am now working on a beetle made from Eel. Let me know of a insect that you might like me to copy and I will see what I can do. Peace & Happy tying " !

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We have alot of shops here that sell eelskin,i can get some if any want some.

They sell thin and thick eelskin,costs 4 euro's and a poststamp

 

 

Klaas

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Now I'm wondering if bugs are attracted to eel skin like moths that eat feathers and fur??? I started making a new display yesterday with some rocks, gravel, plants, piece of driftwood, figuring I could put a few dozen flies into the scene, but really just want to put 100% synthetic flies so that nothing will start to chew on them. Eel skin sounds like something I would like to experiment with. How does it hold up when used for fishing flies? Any smell?

 

Graham

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When u smel at it yes it smells,it always keeps some oil/grease in it.

When its dry flies or other bugs doesnt seem to notice it,its like leather.

 

 

 

Klaas

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We have some stores here in sweden that sells it aswell Graham. Just give me a shout if you need some. I've never tied with it myself, but looking at Artfly's flies I just might give it a try.

 

/Ulf

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I hear eel skin wallets and belts are very durable and dont smell or attract bugs. Looks like a great tying material. I need to get some eel skin to play with.

 

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Hey Graham,

 

I actually heard you have to moisten the eel skin to tie with and it does have a foul odor. It could be wrong but thats what I read.

 

-Sam

 

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