Originally Posted by stimmy7
A few miles? A FEW MILES?!?!?!?
Do you have ANY IDEA how many of us would KILL to be just "a few miles" from his shop?!?!?!
lol.. yes I do..
the Lower Madison is 15-18 minutes away... The Gallatin, just over a mile
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Originally Posted by tbblom
My simplest version:
~#12 long heavy hook, 3mm bead head in whatever color.
marabou, squirrel, or hare for tail (remove the leather).
Tie in wire to match the bead.
Wrap dubbing forward 2/3 or hook for abdomen.
Wrap wire forward for segments.
Create dubbbing loop of swishers Generation X dubbing (lots of rubber leggy bits).
Wrap loop forward and tie in behind the bead. Leave room for a dubbing collar.
Finish with a dubbing collar.
Grizzly matuka hackle, genX collar.
GenX hackle, dub collar.
wood duck wings, dub collar.
Thin skin over entire body.
Hot bead, black dub body.
They all seem to work and are fun to tie variations with.
Those look preety good.. thanks!