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Thread: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair

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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.

    BASIC BUG


    DROWNING MOTH


    BASS SKATER


    POPPER WITH PHEASANT FEATHERS


    THE COLLECTION

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    Default 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

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogg View Post
    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.

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    Default 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....

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    Default 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

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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!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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    Default Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair

    Beautiful, I love that moth creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    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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    Default Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair

    Yeah, that won't be much fun for him...

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    Default 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.
    There is nothing like Wild Trout ,Timber Rattlers and Cowboy coffee.

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