Mink for flies

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by gungadin, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. gungadin

    gungadin Well-Known Member

    So my better half says that since we are not supposed to go out into the real world, (COVID)we had better clean up some old trunks in the basement. Ok so she found a mink half jacket from probably the 40's, used to belong to a great aunt i think.
    Question any good for making flies, or just toss it out? No she won't wear it.
  2. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    Have you got a pic of this jacket? At my house, everything is first classified as fly tying material before it's considered for other uses. (kidding, kind of) lol My old man and I bought a goatskin rug many years ago. We chopped it into pieces much to the horror of many. It made awesome salmon flies for coho fishing, was a great substitute for polar bear hair.
  3. eroyd

    eroyd Well-Known Member

    I would think Mink would make awesome dubbing for flies such as leeches. I'd try to sell it on usedvictoria or such. There are some ladies that buy up old mink coats for making teddy bears.
  4. gungadin

    gungadin Well-Known Member

    Yes I will take a picture tomorrow and post it here
  5. gungadin

    gungadin Well-Known Member

  6. gungadin

    gungadin Well-Known Member

    My wife liked the idea of a Teddy Bear
  7. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    Hard to tell how long the fur is from the pic. Is it an inch long? Teddy bear material would be a good idea as @gungadin says.
  8. Original

    Original Well-Known Member

    You could be stylin winter fishin in that coat. Lol
  9. jim morrow

    jim morrow Member

    with a fur lined hat, you are fishing all winter.
    seen similar in Sally Ann stores, price reasonable.
    Hair is short, and sewing probably difficult.

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