Monday, January 30, 2012

Rooster Baby.

A spring pike streamer courtesy of Banjo, my constant companion who shares a love of the high country.
















Rooster Baby.
Hook: Gamakatsu SC15, 2/0.
Thread: Danville's 3/0, black.
Tail: Banjo's tail hair.
Body: Banjo's body hair, some dyed black with Rit dye.
Eyes: Hareline Dubbin, 1/4" oval pupil 3D eyes.

48 comments:

  1. Sweeeeet!! Nicely done and love the good spirit as well! : )

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    1. BLUEANGLER - Thanks! I'd like to think that the little extra bit of spirit helps. :)

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  2. Gotta love flies that are tied with materials acquired from our four legged friends. Joes hair is a little too short but I've still got two cats and a parrot that I sometimes utilize for tying materials when the need arises.

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    1. HighPlains - It's fantastic to have these dubbing dispensers walking around our houses, isn't it!

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  3. This tail and body hair you speak of - is it available at local fly shops? Or must one purchase a 'Banjo' of their own?

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    1. ColoradoAngler - I'm afraid Banjo Dubbing is one of a kind. ;)

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  4. Great tie, that could catch some bass too.

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  5. How about a step-by-step? The shape of the head and gill area is particularly effective. Now you surely don't intend to use that fly for pike with your new built cane rod do you? 8o

    Regular Rod

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    1. Regular Rod - Step-by-step might come along later...and no, the fly will probably not be used on my new bamboo. ;) I'll have to get on making a heavier wt. rod for that.

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  6. Hello Erin, that’s a very nice looking pike fly! My dog has nice long black hair in his tail which I couldn’t resist either.

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    1. lonesome piker - Banjo is none too happy about this new use for him. He hates being brushed! But you're right...their hair is too good to resist. So he gets a biscuit afterwards and all is back to rights in his world. ;)

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  7. It's good to see Banjo getting in on the action! Great looking streamer.

    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Sanders. And yeah, he's kind of getting bored with all the rodmaking stuff. ;)

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  8. That fly will not catch anything, you should send it to me and I will dispose of it properly. ( in the mouth of a giant Bull Troutme thinks! )

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    1. Fish Tales - That was an admirable try. ;)

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  9. great looking baitfish pattern i bet it has a great action in the water!my dog gets the odd prune at pike time too.

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    1. Col - Thanks! In the sink it looked pretty nifty!

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  10. I'm going to my local material store tonight to gather the same. I've been thinking bout doing this a while, and this should force my hand. Sopris line of flies to follow soon.

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    1. Rhythm Rider - Cool. Looking forward to seeing them! Pike season will be here soon!

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  11. Ironically, I am going pike fishing this week.

    My Aussie makes great intruders. lol

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    1. Master of Kung Fu - Have a great time! I hope you're taking some of those Aussie flies with you?

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  12. Really nice looking streamer Erin! You've inspired me once again. I'm leaving Bubby alone and going for the cats. How big a streamer hook would it take to tie a whole cat on?

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    1. Howard... cats can only catch catfish... AND sharks!

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    2. Especially SHARKS! Now you're gonna need a bigger boat!

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    3. Howard - You sound like you share my father's opinion of cats. ;)

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    4. Of course, Brian is teaching me all he knows. How much time will I need to set aside?

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    1. Brk Trt - Many thanks...and I will pass the good words along to Banjo too. :)

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  14. Nice fly Erin! Reminds me of the Puglisi style streamers. My constant companion would be a good source of fly tying material too,however, I think I'd wind up with a couple of black eyes.

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    1. Herringbone - Thanks! Yeah, Banjo was not happy about me taking some of his tail hair. Brushing he can tolerate, but scissors were an unwelcome sight.

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  15. So I've been chasing Wilderness Dog Sammy around the house for an hour now, scissors in hand. Yes, I know. No running with scissors. But I'm inspired. Sammy, however, is on edge, unable to understand what the hell has gotten into his mealticket so he's now under the bed. I'll get you my pretty, and your little... oh. Never mind.

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    1. Mike - Oh my...this was never meant as a "shear your dog" piece. ;) Careful with those scissors! (and Wiz of Oz was my favorite movie as a little girl...what I wouldn't have done for ruby slippers)...

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  16. Good dog, nice tie. The right vise too. And now bamboo.

    Lady, yr outta control.

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    1. Darrell - Outta control...in a good way...right? ;)

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  17. Would be a great fly on the White (Bull Shoals, Arkansas) during the turnover Shad kill. Jackson sends his regards -says he's considering some new Wulff patterns.

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    1. Turnip Truck Driver - Sweet! Give a hello back to Jackson for me...and I'll be looking forward to seeing some of those new Wulff's!

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    2. E,

      Rather than scissors or Lordy, a straight razor, may I suggest to your new dubbing harvesters, the Furminator. It is rather expensive, but we fly tyers do save lots of money tying our own flies, right? Heh,heh, heh.

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    3. Turnip Truck Chron. - Brilliant. ;) I shall look into it!

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  18. Ha ha, pretty good Erin. Rooster Baby - love it. I think the stripers around here would hammer that bad boy.

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    1. Ty - Yes! Hopefully someday I'll get to try it out down there...but for now, pike and bass will have to do. ;)

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  19. But what if the pike get a taste for that fly? you'd have to keep Banjo out of the water - chomp, chomp, chomp! Ooer ;-)

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    1. Dave - You're right. I think Banjo should stay home from pike outings. ;)

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  20. Just imagine what you could of created with donkey, mule, and horse hair. I think the Rooster Baby looks a bit cocky and ready for some sparring

    sgb

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    1. sgb - I know! I've actually thought about going up to my "neighbors" houses in Burland Acres who have horses, and asking them to save me some tail and mane hair when then brush. Would that be too weird? ;)

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  21. Funny about your pets hair for tying flies....a friend of mine emailed me if I tied my own flies, and I replied I do not, why, and he said he had some very special rabbit hair (fur?) that he has and if I wanted it to let him know.... do tiers use rabbit hair? I wonder what he has. You have tweaked my interest in his question... And my daughter has horse and would be happy to send me horse mane and tail hair to me to send to you...just saying!

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    1. FisherGirl - Rabbit!? Oh my yes. And horse? I grew up with horses and now lament all the wonderful flies I could have made with their hair. :)

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