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laurie 12-26-2012 01:10 PM

playing around with tree rat skins
 
spent a brilliant day again on our local lake and even though it was a torrential down pour i managed to get this lovely 8lb fish, got home later to find my bleached tree rats came out just the right shade,also cured my hen skins ready for the shop.now to get another 12 chickens skinned this week

By the way that is not a rabbit under my hat LOL
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...psd6238e43.jpg

bleached squirrel
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...psa39e603a.jpg
natural black hen
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps8bf5ae33.jpg

greenwell and black skin
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...psbcbd4c9e.jpg

fredaevans 12-26-2012 01:48 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
Beautiful work all around; but you had me going with the Rat Skin comment. Not heard of their skins for fly tyeing; but why not?

laurie 12-26-2012 02:10 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
I actually got a dead pet rat white and the fur is brilliant for dubbing

fredaevans 12-26-2012 02:42 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by laurie (Post 510444)
I actually got a dead pet rat white and the fur is brilliant for dubbing

Good point. All the 'original' Atlantic Salmon patterns were first built from what was picked up out the barn yard (etc).

la_jolla1 12-26-2012 03:15 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
and I thought you had to throw the tiddlers back? Nice rainbow indeed!!

laurie 12-26-2012 03:21 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
Hi Hugh
A brilliant day on the lake
4 rainbows and 2 jack pike.dyeing up golden olive squirrel skins tomorrow to try them out.
:)

mcnerney 12-26-2012 06:55 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
Laurie: Congrats on the great looking Rainbow! Love the hat! :D

Larry

jaybo41 12-26-2012 08:22 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
Looks like a very productive stretch there Laurie! Beautiful fish and the squirrel and hen skins look superb. The iridescence on those feathers is fabulous!:thumbsupu

thorsten 12-27-2012 01:21 PM

Re: playing around with tree rat skins
 
Congratulations to that awesome rainbow trout :clap::clap::clap:

stimulator2 12-27-2012 02:53 PM

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Nice all the way around on that


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