|Meet Montana, our suddenly more useful Siberian Husky|
Kelly and I have discussed the possibilities of tying flies using hair from this silly beast before, but I've never actually tried it... until now...
|The Siberian Husky Clouser Minnow|
I tied the Husky Clouser using the same hook, thread, eyes, and polyester metallic floss as in the Marabou Clouser. The metallic floss body is pretty well hidden, but I'm hopeful it will create a little flash when it's in action. I may have gotten a little carried away and used a bit too much hair. This stuff is very dense, and I had to pick the undercoat away from the longer hairs in order to make it a little more workable.
I harvested Montana's hair from two separate patches of color. The first clump I took was as close as I could find to pure white. (The dog could be cleaner, but he hasn't had a bath since it got really cold... drying a wet husky is no fun... especially when it's cold.) The second clump I cut from an area of gray with black tips. Once again, I tried to create a little countershading by using the gray on top.
The hair I used came from Montana's shoulder area where his coat is about 3" thick. Some of the hair on his tail is over 6" long...
I think I see some really big Husky streamers catching some big bass in the not so distant future.
This could get fun.