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House pet dubbing?

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Well, I guess I'll have to come up with an excuse why my wife's poodle looks like a naked mole rat! LOL

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That's the beauty of a cat.... they shed all the time and you don't have to cut their hair, or kill a rabbit or fox just to get their fur.

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Preach I am up for it!!!!

I wonder how we'd go about doing something like that?

 

Has it ever been done on the forum?

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http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t679/fliesandpies/Mobile%20Uploads/20140423_080202_zpspw8rn236.jpg

 

A swimming hexagenia nymph dubbed with yellow lab. Nothing fancy at all just brushed and used as dubbing, guard hair and all. I also have a friend with a very light colored chocolate lab that I use as well. Both dogs have accounted for a whole mess of carp attached to my fly line.

 

Steve

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Steve

That's gorgeous! That should encourage all of us to give it a try. Did you dub single thread or double thread?

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Just one more thing.... I promise.

Do flies tied from dog fur smell like wet dog when they are wet? I'm not sure I'd want to eat a fish that would eat something that smelled like wet dog.

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Just one more thing.... I promise.

Do flies tied from dog fur smell like wet dog when they are wet? I'm not sure I'd want to eat a fish that would eat something that smelled like wet dog.

ROFL...now that's funny.

 

Ok FlaFly, now you need to go invent the "wet dog" fly!

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I'm working on cat fur right now.

My wife and I went camping one time with our (then) beagle, and it started pouring rain, so we had to spend the night in a tent with a wet beagle. Learned to watch the weather forecast before going anywhere with a dog.

 

It would be interesting, though, to know if fish will actually go for a dog or cat fly. Steve P above has apparently caught carp with them. If the smell offends, there is the possibility of using an anise oil based odorizer. No I take that back... I don't like anise either.

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I've never noticed an odor... lol. It's been a pretty good material for me. I like cat fur too but since all the cats around here are feral is not easy to get dubbing and not get stitches.

 

Steve

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I'm working on cat fur right now.

My wife and I went camping one time with our (then) beagle, and it started pouring rain, so we had to spend the night in a tent with a wet beagle. Learned to watch the weather forecast before going anywhere with a dog.

 

It would be interesting, though, to know if fish will actually go for a dog or cat fly. Steve P above has apparently caught carp with them. If the smell offends, there is the possibility of using an anise oil based odorizer. No I take that back... I don't like anise either.

 

I have tried cat fur fly's for years and caught fish no problem and no smell. The fish like them (trout) do.

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Or vice versa Preach... My cat sheds and I gather it all up off the rugs every morning. I can soak it in a bucket with dish detergent or shampoo. I brought up the idea of anise oil because I know for a fact that it attracts at least some fish. I read somewhere about a guy who sprays his flies with odor attractants. I wonder what would happen if I baited a hook with little bit of licorice.

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