Ground Hog Pelt in The Fly Tying Bench Posted Tuesday at 03:07 AM · Report reply 1 hour ago, niveker said: Thanks all. I gave it a quick rinse to remove any blood, as her stomach must have ruptured when she got hit. Maybe I nicked it, but I don't think so. Squeegeed off the water and she's in the deep freeze until I have time to properly scrape the skin, then another wash, with soap this time, squeegee, and under the borax for a week or two, just in time for the caddis hatches. Time to tie up Eric Leiser's Woodchuck Caddis patterns. I tie them without the hackle, more like an EHC. Since Woodchuck hair is solid, the hair does not flair when tied and the pattern has a more realistic flat tent wing of a caddis. Imagine the pattern below without the palmered hackle.