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piscatorial_phd 02-22-2013 10:10 AM

Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
The sound of ice pelting the windows woke me up at 3 a.m. so lumbered into the workshop. A friend sent me a small bag of antelope fir and pheasant feathers a few days ago to see what I could do with it.

I have not spun hair in a long time so I thought I would see if the old magic was still there. Now, I know there are guys on the forum who can spin hair a heck of a lot better than me, but I am pretty pleased with these results given the fact that I didn't really have an idea what I was going to create.

BASIC BUG
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...on_bug2_SM.jpg

DROWNING MOTH
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...on_bug1_SM.jpg

BASS SKATER
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...on_bug3_SM.jpg

POPPER WITH PHEASANT FEATHERS
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...on_bug4_SM.jpg

THE COLLECTION
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph..._s_bugs_SM.jpg

frogg 02-22-2013 10:20 AM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
I don't know about in Ohio, but the bass around here would love those.
I spun deer hair once, not too bad. I shaved the poor thing to death, though:( lol


Chris

piscatorial_phd 02-22-2013 10:30 AM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by frogg (Post 529692)
I don't know about in Ohio, but the bass around here would love those.
I spun deer hair once, not too bad. I shaved the poor thing to death, though:( lol
Chris

I think the bass would go for them here, too. I tied my first hair bug 35 years ago when I discovered an old Jamison's Hair Mouse in my deceased grandfather's fishing vest. My uncle told me it was my grandfather's favorite monster brown trout pattern that he used when the sun was low on the horizon or at night under a full moon.

I love poppers so much that I got away from the hair bugs.

nick k 02-22-2013 10:37 AM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
I suck at tying with hair. It's the one fly tying skill I would really like to improve. Somehow the little hairs are always too spaced out when I do it.


Sigh....

ditz 02-22-2013 10:55 AM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
Nice little bugs. I started tying them over 40 years ago and I still like to tie them. I don't get to fish them very often so I have quite a collection. I still have a few of my originals. They have fared better than I have. hehehe:D

bigjim5589 02-22-2013 11:08 AM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
Superb looking bugs & very nostalgic appearance. Reminds me of some old ones I've seen from back in the early 1900's. :thumbsupu

Funny what you can tie up when you can't sleep! :rolleyes:

dean_mt 02-22-2013 12:00 PM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
Beautiful, I love that moth creation!

piscatorial_phd 03-07-2013 10:48 AM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dean_mt (Post 529728)
Beautiful, I love that moth creation!

I like it too. I gave them to the guy who gave me the fir and he thought they were cool. He only has a 3wt and I told him that he was going to hate me when he tries to cast these with that rod.

dean_mt 03-07-2013 03:34 PM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
Yeah, that won't be much fun for him...

bugslinger 03-07-2013 07:00 PM

Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair
 
Great looking flys, I use Antelope hair for mice patterns,they seem to float higher than Deer hair does.


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