Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Elk & Moose Shuttlecock


The tie:
#12 Hanák 103 BL hook
8/0 UNI thread Black
1 white Elk hair
1 black Moose hair
UNI Neon thread Burned Orange
3 shortish CDC feathers
Australian Opossum dubbing Black
a light coat of varnish on the abdomen to add a little weight and durability

It seems that Mother Nature does not love me as much as would I have thought; the white stuff keeps on falling and temperature is back to freezing. Not much to do fishing vise, so back to the tying table I am.
This one is a bit premature, as all the stillwaters are thick with ice, but for some reason I can't get the look of black and white hairs out of my head. Love the contrast...