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Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby MikeLong » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:25 pm

Go ahead...yuk it up... but when the real truth is known everyone will want some tips from this practical and essential website.

http://zapatopi.net/afdb/

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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby meatstick » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:08 pm

Mike, too cool ... I love it !! Me sides hurt.

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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby BlueHeron » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:57 pm

Laugh???
Very Instructive, I say !!
Thanks for the tip, Mike

besides being "stylish and comfortable" I learned:

"You may augment your AFDB with random bits of foil, wire, small electronic parts, etc..

Canadian coins should also be considered as they are high in nickel content. Nickel, while not having the psychotronic deflecting properties of aluminum (or even tin), can act to refract psychotronic beams, thereby helping to scrambling the mind control signals as they are deflected off of the underlying aluminum surface of the AFDB. This will result in a lowered chance of retransmission of the signal.

However, you should avoid American and European coins at all costs as they contain aluminum based mind control circuitry. Canadian coins are free of this threat mainly due to the Canadian government's choice of neglecting psychotronic research in favor of research into giant robotics."
No wonder tyhey are better at hockey!

next year we should have an AFDB swap. Please include the scotch tape to attach them to your cranium.
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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby Cutter » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:27 am

I'm using DUCT TAPE! Less chance of coming off in the boat.

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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby BlueHeron » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:37 am

Sorry Andy :oops:
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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby scarter » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:18 am

Unbelievable :lol: .
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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby mb82 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:20 am

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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby meatstick » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:02 pm

Yes, my apologies Andy. I get excited and carried away
sometimes ... without regard to the effects on others.

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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby BCflyfisher2012 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:37 pm

found a racoon hide for sale on ebay. didnt know if you could use it or not but heres the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-RACCOON-Fur-For ... 35a7a6aa12
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Re: Racoon Strips for Pike Flies

Postby pikeffarticles » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:35 am

Hi AM Johnson,
Simon here from PikeFFArticles. Firstly thanks for the kind words regarding my blog. To answer your enquiry about Raccoon fur....yes I use it extensively on my pike flies and have started encorporating it now into some of my salmon flies and saltwater flies aswell. if you want to know more email me balticpiketours@leisurepath.fi and I'll be glad to chat to you about it.

A top tip when using a strip of the raccoon zonker cut 5mm sections along the length of the zonker to cut down on weight once it gets wet. check here http://pikeflyfishingarticles.blogspot. ... ccoon.html

I also sell raccoon zonkers but this is not the place to plug my shop. I read somewhere maybe on this forum about using raccoon on my dubbing loops to also cut down on the weight issue the leather has once soaked. In one of the many tutorials ( http://pikeflyfishingarticles.blogspot. ... orial.html ) I have I forget to mention using some wax 1st to keep the fur in place which stops it from sliding around. the thread loop I place the fur between is called a dubbing loop but once it has been spun on,it becomes a dubbing brush. I prefer doing it this way for 2 reasons firstly it cuts down on the weight (Due to the leather becoming water logged) and secondly just wrapping the zonker around the tube or hook shaft takes up far more space than is needed. Using a dubbing brush of raccoon fur cuts down on valuable space used along the hook shaft and so one doesn't need to use long shanked hooks to get the desired effect. This way I can use my short shanked Tiemco 600sp hooks and still have the samme amout of material.

Anyway mate email me and I'll try answer any of your questions
have a fantastic weekend
Si

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