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    Default Playing with Palmer Chenille

    I was interested in Byron's description of what he was tying up with the palmer chenille in the fishing report this morning so I googled a little bit to try to get a good visual as to what we was describing and found this on another forum, so I thought i would share the link, in case anyone else was also curious...

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/s...almer-Chenille

    I don't know if that first picture is close or not, ( i guess only he can verify that) but it still looks like some cool material to play around with.

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    NDuncan-

    I read his post on the Fishing Report also, and I was wondering what he was talking about. I've been playing around with chenille also, as I think it mimics dubbing & hackle wound together and then wrapped on the hook shank. Michaels's and Hobby Lobby have various chenilles that you want to go look at, in addition to other materials such as maribou, 3mm foam, etc. Nothing wrong with Wapsi, Feather-Craft, or the others, but its fun to look at the materials, and imagine what flies you can tie with the materials.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Bill

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    Hey guys,

    I have not been on here in a while and just saw this post. I made a note to bring in a fly to photograph tomorrow. These flies look great but I have not fished with them yet.

    Sorry,

    Byron

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    Byron-

    Please post a photo of the flies that you have with the palmer chenille.

    On Saturday mornings, a group of us get together to eat doughnuts, tell lies, and tie flies. Last Saturday, we tied a saltwater Gotcha pattern, and use the chenille to palmer the head, and then trimmed the fibers pretty short. Not sure if it was a good use of this material or not. A chenille with short fibers may have been a better choice.

    Anyway, with its long fibers, it seems like a good material for streamers, baitfish & buggers. I'd like to see your patterns.

    Thanks

    Bill

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    I'm taking tomorrow off but I plan to post the pictures this weekend. I took a couple of photos of the flies but the flash units blew out the chenille. I need to use the larger flash boxes to eliminate the glare. Our sales rep from Umpqua, Sage, Redington and Tibor spent the day with us today. Umpqua has a new fly tied with Palmer Chenille in several colors for fresh and saltwater. They looked great but somewhat different from the one I came up with. I'm going to tie some that look like theirs before we go to Dale Hollow.

    Byron

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    I took some pictures of the Palmer Chenille flies I've been tying plus some other baitfish flies. I'll try to post the link here. Sorry this took so long.

    Byron

    http://littleriveroutfitters.com/littleriverjournal/baitfish/index.htm

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