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I want a textured foam, foam with dubbing attached. This fuzzy foam is an experiment in process, but no reason to keep it secret. If you've done this before, please chip in.

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That ant needs a good waxing treatment at the salon :oh: Hairy back.  :p

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Absolutely Brilliant!
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The problem is that real ants aren't hairy.
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Hi Nick,

If you look at em close they have tiny hair all over them. Ralph Cutter's Perfect Ant text talks about this. He spends a lot of time in the water with scuba and snorkel gear. I believe him when he says these tiny hairs capture air bubbles that make them sparkly. Epoxy and foam don't have this attribute like antron. Check out these caddis picture here, I think we're trying to replicate a similar impression.

Maybe I should snip the antron into smaller bits to represent these tiny hairs. Here's an ant pic from last summer.


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Hi Eric!

Brilliant concept! I can imagine you could make extended bodies for mayflies in the same way. Perhaps bodies for daddy long legs or dragonfly nymphs as well? Or why not glue on tiny pepples on a cased caddis in the same manner?

Very inspiring, thanks!

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Hi Eric!

Brilliant concept! I can imagine you could make extended bodies for mayflies in the same way. Perhaps bodies for daddy long legs or dragonfly nymphs as well? Or why not glue on tiny pepples on a cased caddis in the same manner?

Very inspiring, thanks!

Best Regards
Stefan

Hi,

I have seen cased caddis with a glued body in quite few flyshops in the south. They use the little stones and glue one can buy for a model railway. Thanks Stephan for reminding me of that stuff. I'll see the neighbour later - he's a model railway fanatic and maybe I'll redo this fly with that stuff than :-).

Just browsed throuh the railway catalogues and the have these pebbles madef rom cork as well ..... hmmmmmm  :D

Dunno weather this would be too god an idea for extended bodies for mayfies as theses are rather "hairless", if I'm not completly mistaken. At least the ones I've seen.

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Hello,
Just made a black ant with Puff CDC (one feather).
Lot of hairs on the body and the legs.

Too hairy??
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Hi Plam, That's great, kind of like a small tarantula! can you give a little description of how you did that? Puff CDC is this kind of feather?

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Why not glue on tiny pepples on a cased caddis in the same manner?

Best Regards
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