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My last two or three sessions have been mostly sorting and arranging materials, but man I don't got much compared to Sandflyx.

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Most of what I've been tying lately has been hair jigs. Primarily combinations of rabbit strips & fox. A few tied with bucktail. Also have been tying simple bucktail teaser flies. smile.png

 

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blending and working with congo hair

 

 

Man, that's a lot of stuff. That aught to keep you busy most of the winter.

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man i thought i was a material hoarder

 

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This brings me to the question, has anyone tried Sasquatch hair. Seems like it would be easier to get during molting season.

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Down here in Florida, all the Sasquatches are hairless.

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Down here in Florida, all the Sasquatches are hairless.

AND they wear bathing suits and hang around the beaches.

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philly yes I do blend in flash. Norm my whole house is like this lots of tying stuff. lol. I have wooly mammoth hair in dubbing

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I'm working on my third million dollars because the first two didn't work out so well. Not much going on at the bench since I also only assemble flies on an as needed basis and I hardley lost a thing last year due to all the freaking rain, I.e. Flooding, and canceled trips. I have ordered a bunch of tied belly hair so I can try packing deer hair with my new poopdeck packer.

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philly yes I do blend in flash. Norm my whole house is like this lots of tying stuff. lol. I have wooly mammoth hair in dubbing

I do believe some of the members, here, have Archaeopteryx feathers in their collections ... that they collected themselves.

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Mark you asked some pictures of the nymphs I've been tying. Nothing fancy. All are tied on an Orvis Big Eye Dry Fly hook, size 12. Thorax is peacock herl wrapped around the ribbing wire, soft hackle is starling.

This one has a parrot feather body. Tail is pheasant

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This one is tied from a white tip turkey tail feather dyed fluorescent green. Tail is pheasant

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These two I named the Austin Chicken Nymph since I tied them from the wing feathers of a couple of chickens my niece and her husband raised for eggs and eventually dinner. Body and tail are chicken. I tried to find the breed and discovered they're called Easter Eggers because they lay various shades of green, blue, pink eggs

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The next four are PT nymphs in no particular order, Natural, dyed brown, olive and black.

 

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The last two are sort of stone fly nymphs to imitate the yellow and lime sallies that are in the streams around where they'll be living in Vermont. Yellow is goose biots, the green is turkey dyed fluorescent green.

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I know the Austin Chicken nymphs work. Greg's(my niece's husband) father caught a couple of nice New Zealand brown trout. I tied 3 of each in size 12, and plan to do the same in size 14. Then I'll start on the mini-mop flies.

 

 

 

 

 

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