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    Question How do you use a rabbit / hare to get to hare's ear dubbing?

    Hi,

    Hope someone can help. I have a road kill rabbit that I skinned and salted some time ago. What is the best way and areas of the skin to "Harvest" and /or "prepare" dubbing for hare's ear nymphs? I also have freshly frozen and not yet skinned large spotted genet (muskuljaatkat - read road kill) in my freezer - want to kill the ticks and bugs first! Anybody used genet before?

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    Niel

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    Lightly seasoned, drizzle with olive oil, and turn regularly.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niel Malan View Post
    Hi,

    What is the best way and areas of the skin to "Harvest" and /or "prepare" dubbing for hare's ear nymphs?
    Well, it begins with the hair around the ears for starters. Hare's EAR nymph relates to the hair of the ear of the hare, not the nymph.
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    Hi Niel

    Only the face and ears are useful. The hair on the face provide different shades of tan and then you mix in some hair plucked off the ears for spikiness.

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    MC

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    Hi,
    Thanks for all the useful info!

    MC, Just to make sure - so all the short hairs on the ears itself, front and back, face and hairs near the base of the ears too? Should I take these off and blend together, or rather harvest as needed? The rest of the skin I hope to use as on large fly for those zambezi sharks at the Breede!

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    I have made lovely dubbing from the body hair as well.
    Put it thru a coffee grider.
    Blend with other dubbings i.e. artificiail dubbing for some sparkle etc.

    Dye with Koolaid, for some interesting colors
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    I made a great pair of undies for winter time wading . . .
    Check out some of my FF pics - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30562135@N07/

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    Skin for Zonker strips???
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