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 Post subject: Dogs Hare
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:12 pm • # 1 
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I know what you're thinking, he spelled hair wrong. Oh no I didn't.

I have a neighbor who had a birthday a few days ago, and he was given a wonderful patriotic looking fly box from his father. The problem was it contained no flies. So I thought how nice it would be, because of all the help my neighbor has given me, that I take the box and tie some flies and fill it up for him.

As I was coming to the end of the box it was beginning to be difficult in choosing what flies I should tie next, so I grabbed a bottle of scotch to get my thought going in the right direction. After about 3 fingers of scotch and looking over my materials I found a large plastic baggie filled with underfur from a friends dog. I have enough of this stuff to last forever, and it gave me an idea.

I took some underfur and mixed it in good with underfur from a hares mask. See, I told you I didn't spell it wrong. and then I found that I have chickabou that matched the color of the dubbing I had made along with some dyed mallard flanks that also go with the color scheme.

Earlier this year I tied some dry flies with the dog hair and the browns in the St. Vrain went for them. Lately as I have been fishing the Vrain quite a bit, wet flies seem to be the ticket, so I came up with this fly.

Hook: Firehole Stick 609 #14
Hackle: Chickabou
Ribbing: Gold oval tinsel
dubbing: underfur from a dog mixed with hare underfur from a mask.
Tail: Mallard flanks
Thread: Pearsalls Gold gossamer silk.

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I'm sure it'll work, and I was able to finish the fly box for my neighbor. He liked the gift very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs Hare
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:05 pm • # 2 
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Very nice; very buggy! Nice creation.
(what is a patriotic looking flybox?)


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs Hare
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:08 pm • # 3 
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Does it smell like wet dog after you fish it?


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs Hare
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:40 am • # 4 
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That is super fishy. Nice tie!


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs Hare
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:19 pm • # 5 
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Good looking fly


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs Hare
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:03 pm • # 6 
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We just got a long hair dog. I was looking at different parts of her fur to see which would work for flies. :lol


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