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Old 02-22-2013, 11:10 AM
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Default 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.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:20 AM
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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


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Old 02-22-2013, 11:30 AM
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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
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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.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:37 AM
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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.


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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
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Superb looking bugs & very nostalgic appearance. Reminds me of some old ones I've seen from back in the early 1900's.

Funny what you can tie up when you can't sleep!
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Beautiful, I love that moth creation!
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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.
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Yeah, that won't be much fun for him...
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Great looking flys, I use Antelope hair for mice patterns,they seem to float higher than Deer hair does.
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