Innovative Fly Material

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TARH2O
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Innovative Fly Material

Post by TARH2O » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:28 am

Well I found a new material to tie flys with - green or red saran wrap from the holiday season. I just bunch it up making a type of rope and use it as body material. It comes in red and green that I know of but I'll be on the lookout for other colors.

Do you have something unique that you tie flys with?

d ayer
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Post by d ayer » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:29 pm

Pictures?

david

TARH2O
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Post by TARH2O » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:11 pm

I don't have any pics yet to post but as soon as I am able I'll snap a few pics and post them up.

d ayer
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Post by d ayer » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:26 pm

thanks,

david

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Post by john » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:10 pm

I have a reputation with the family for loving the wrapping more than the gifts. I always come away from the Christmas gift exchange with some new material that seems great for tying! :-)
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darylm
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Post by darylm » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:12 pm

my cats tail hair makes a great tail for a wooly bugger. (cat was never harmed though :D )
Daryl

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Post by d ayer » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:25 pm

I brush out the tail hair on my Maltipoo and use dubbed for body hair. It's a tan/cream color.

david

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Post by BigCliff » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:29 pm

darylm wrote:my cats tail hair makes a great tail for a wooly bugger. (cat was never harmed though :D )
Daryl
The fine stuff that comes out of a cat brush makes pretty good dubbing too.

TARH2O
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Post by TARH2O » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:01 am

Well here is the first fly with the saran wrap. Its a little rough but I think it has potential.

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Post by darylm » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:34 am

I wonder how the saran wrap would work with making the ridging on the back of a scud?
God Bless, Daryl

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