Tie of the Month October: 'Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Leggedy Beasties'

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Tanuki Executioner - (Sedgy/Jockiescott - you'd **** yourself if a Finn raccoon came to your door on Halloween and said they were an executioner) - ok milking it a bit

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Hook: Ghoulish green hook (yeah I know, milking it a bit further)
Tag: Silver wire
Butt: glo brite 4
Tail: Double Tippet one shorter one longer
Body: silver tinsel and wire rib
Wing 1: stiffer Tanuki fibres
Wing 2: brushed out softer Tanuki fur - couple of midge flash
Throat: Webby Black cock - could be frightening if it was a condition
JC: Orange dyed JC
Head: red metallic tinsel - almost like a drop of blood (yeah, I'll stop now)
Veniards clear Cellire


All the best, Patrick
 

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Tanuki Executioner - (Sedgy/Jockiescott - you'd **** yourself if a Finn raccoon came to your door on Halloween and said they were an executioner) - ok milking it a bit

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Hook: Ghoulish green hook (yeah I know, milking it a bit further)
Tag: Silver wire
Butt: glo brite 4
Tail: Double Tippet one shorter one longer
Body: silver tinsel and wire rib
Wing 1: stiffer Tanuki fibres
Wing 2: brushed out softer Tanuki fur - couple of midge flash
Throat: Webby Black cock - could be frightening if it was a condition
JC: Orange dyed JC
Head: red metallic tinsel - almost like a drop of blood (yeah, I'll stop now)
Veniards clear Cellire


All the best, Patrick

Did you tie on a green hook to give a wicked witch of the west vibe to it? 🤔😂

No, I'll allow executioners and undertakers. You can buy those costumes for Halloween parties. Including "sexy" versions!!! Should you be that way inclined! 😉😁
 

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Tanuki Executioner - (Sedgy/Jockiescott - you'd **** yourself if a Finn raccoon came to your door on Halloween and said they were an executioner) - ok milking it a bit

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Hook: Ghoulish green hook (yeah I know, milking it a bit further)
Tag: Silver wire
Butt: glo brite 4
Tail: Double Tippet one shorter one longer
Body: silver tinsel and wire rib
Wing 1: stiffer Tanuki fibres
Wing 2: brushed out softer Tanuki fur - couple of midge flash
Throat: Webby Black cock - could be frightening if it was a condition
JC: Orange dyed JC
Head: red metallic tinsel - almost like a drop of blood (yeah, I'll stop now)
Veniards clear Cellire


All the best, Patrick
Nice fly Patrick 👌
 

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Did you tie on a green hook to give a wicked witch of the west vibe to it? 🤔😂

No, I'll allow executioners and undertakers. You can buy those costumes for Halloween parties. Including "sexy" versions!!! Should you be that way inclined! 😉😁
I’m traumatised with just the wizard of oz and witch in that - and the flying monkeys, so yes I reached deep down into my fear to create this fly. Had to put on my sexy undertaker outfit on just to calm down
 

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My attempt at Frodins witch pattern , had to sub a few bits , mostly the rubber legs with mallard .. I'm not entirely convinced with them any way and always pull them off on trout patterns so I'm pleased with the result .. a bit of blood spattered yellow cone for Halloween effect !
 

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WOW!!!…..the last two entries are sublime 😳

My apologies to all you ”UNDERTAKERS “ out there ,I stand corrected, when I searched “Halloween undertaker outfits “ their was a great choice so there must be a few walking around playing the part 😂😱
 

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WOW!!!…..the last two entries are sublime 😳

My apologies to all you ”UNDERTAKERS “ out there ,I stand corrected, when I searched “Halloween undertaker outfits “ their was a great choice so there must be a few walking around playing the part 😂😱
Why on earth would you search for Halloween costumes at 55 years of age?? 🤣
 

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Well…was just thinking it could be a ‘’entry requirement’’ for the name of your fly…..if theirs a outfit that fits the name then all good 🤔
But then again what about “Thunder and lightning “….always a part of any horror/Halloween film 🤔

😂….anyway some great entries this month and a brilliant theme 👍
 

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Well…was just thinking it could be a ‘’entry requirement’’ for the name of your fly…..if theirs a outfit that fits the name then all good 🤔
But then again what about “Thunder and lightning “….always a part of any horror/Halloween film 🤔

😂….anyway some great entries this month and a brilliant theme 👍

Those are my thoughts. If you posted a picture of you in your Halloween costume on social media would it be generally well received by most people? I mean dressing up as a ghost, werewolf or executioner would generally be well received. Other than the funny guys posting, "you look like a dick", but then that's most of my Facebook responses anyway.

However, if you and your partner did couples costumes of Fred and Rose West... 😬 That could be thought of as being in poor taste and probably wouldn't receive as much positive feedback. Not sure how you could "sexy" those costumes up either. 😮🤦‍♂️
 

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Those are my thoughts. If you posted a picture of you in your Halloween costume on social media would it be generally well received by most people? I mean dressing up as a ghost, werewolf or executioner would generally be well received. Other than the funny guys posting, "you look like a dick", but then that's most of my Facebook responses anyway.

However, if you and your partner did couples costumes of Fred and Rose West... 😬 That could be thought of as being in poor taste and probably wouldn't receive as much positive feedback. Not sure how you could "sexy" those costumes up either. 😮🤦‍♂️
I'm waiting to find out what my Mrs is wearing for Halloween......😋

My mate saves a few quid each year, his good lady doesn't need a costume to go trick or treating 🤣
 

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I did the exactly the same for inspiration. There were some 'inspiring' costumes but nothing to whet the appetite fly wise!
Can we please do a Christmas themed fly this year?.......

There's some funky looking Christmas costumes to set the creative JUICES flowing. I for one have a really good photo of a pal dressed in an ELF costume.... 🤣
 

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Tanuki Executioner - (Sedgy/Jockiescott - you'd **** yourself if a Finn raccoon came to your door on Halloween and said they were an executioner) - ok milking it a bit

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Hook: Ghoulish green hook (yeah I know, milking it a bit further)
Tag: Silver wire
Butt: glo brite 4
Tail: Double Tippet one shorter one longer
Body: silver tinsel and wire rib
Wing 1: stiffer Tanuki fibres
Wing 2: brushed out softer Tanuki fur - couple of midge flash
Throat: Webby Black cock - could be frightening if it was a condition
JC: Orange dyed JC
Head: red metallic tinsel - almost like a drop of blood (yeah, I'll stop now)
Veniards clear Cellire


All the best, Patrick
Looks very nice on this green hook (y)
 

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Thunder and Lightning - perfect weather for halloween⛈️⚡😆

very nice flies from all of you

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Since the Thunder and Lightning fly is not relevant enought to halloween I remove my entry meanwhile I find something else to tie 😉

Not sure how to edit the original post though - if someone is willing to show me...

Seb
 

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Since the Thunder and Lightning fly is not relevant enought to halloween I remove my entry meanwhile I find something else to tie 😉

Not sure how to edit the original post though - if someone is willing to show me...

Seb
Nowt wrong with thunder and lightning......


Just as relevant as anything else.
 

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Nowt wrong with thunder and lightning......


Just as relevant as anything else.
Blame the adjudicator I say…

I considered it myself and decided it wasn’t close enough for the theme and said the same to a couple of others that asked. The blame for losing that really nice fly therefore sits with me!
 

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Blame the adjudicator I say…

I considered it myself and decided it wasn’t close enough for the theme and said the same to a couple of others that asked. The blame for losing that really nice fly therefore sits with me!
Sorry Iain. I wasn't trying to cause issues. I hadn't realised you had done so. 😊 🙏
 

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Okay here's another entry, I think the name is halloween enough :)
It's called the Phantom, from the book: Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies - (Paul C. Marriner)

Fly invented by Eric Baylis from Nova Scotia Canada

...Really liked the tying tips trough the materials recipe so I added the text as in the book

*on Daiichii #2051 no5*
Thread: Fluorescent orange
Tag: Extra-small oval gold tinsel and fluorescent stretch nylon
Rib: Fine silver lace
Underbody: Rear third: flat silver tinsel
Body: Rear third: yellow Phentex yarn tied sparse to let silver tinsel show through; center butt of fluosecent orange stretch nylon; middle third; black ostrich herl; front third: chartreuse Krystal Flash wound on like floss
Wing: blak squirrel tail with a few strands of pink Krystal Flash mixed in
Kackle: Black tied in a a collar; folded, tied by the tip, three turn (at this step I was feeling like doing some kind of magic recipe:giggle:)
Head: fluorescent orange

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I had no pink krystal flash so used what I have stock.
 
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