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    Greetings Craig,

    Are you going to post a pic of that "seed of chucky" fly you had with you in Rhodes, hehe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Greetings Craig,

    Are you going to post a pic of that "seed of chucky" fly you had with you in Rhodes, hehe ?
    Luckily "seed of chucky" evolved and improved into these. SOC was just the seed tied to a hook.
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    This thread has inspired me to keep my eyes open for alternative materials. I discovered this in my garden this morning, a palm nut. It already has a natural groove in place for hook placement. I tossed it into the pool it sank like a like a DI 5. I liked the splat! Bottom feeding beetle immitation perhaps?
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    Hmmmmm, interesting thread this!!!!! The NutBeetle fly is going to be a fish-taker!! Some peacock herl underbody, nut body, some legs of some sorts - BAM!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyGuide.co.za View Post
    Hmmmmm, interesting thread this!!!!! The NutBeetle fly is going to be a fish-taker!! Some peacock herl underbody, nut body, some legs of some sorts - BAM!!!
    I like your thinking Boet
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    Very innovative Chris. Giving me more ideas here for Morne's fly comp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    Very innovative Chris. Giving me more ideas here for Morne's fly comp.
    tell me more....

    Nice idea, will particularly appeal to male fish
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    Craig

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    Was working with Vannila pods today at work and they are very maliable and as they dry they go very stiff,now i cannot tie flies but surley could craft somthing from one of these,also smells nice http://content.answers.com/main/cont...lla_6beans.JPG
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    Palmnut bug
    Last edited by Chris Shelton; 17-05-08 at 11:56 AM.
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    Hi

    Here are some flies tied from a wheat stalk & seed head, using hook & thread only.



    #18 "PTN" Dark colour created with lighter.



    #18 Emerger / Chironomid


    #20 micro caddis
    Last edited by ArcherFish; 28-05-08 at 12:14 PM.
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