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Glad to see another with a nice long wing.

Most that I looked at online had far longer wings than many posted this month. A lot aren't that much longer than a standard hairwing. Being completely new to this style, I thought I had copied something completely wrong. 馃槉馃槀
I carry them ranging from this one at 6cm up to 10cm.
 

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Having never owned a piece of actual colobus monkey, can I assume that it also does not compress, similar to goat?
Hi Snapster,

I have a bunch of monkey hair and a bunch of cashmere goat hair. I actually prefer the Goat over the Monkey, I also use some Icelandic Goat hair on my monkey's and sunrays and it has a good action when in the water. I can make up similar flies using the three different hair types and video them. I'll make a thread in 'fly tying topics' and post there.
 

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Hi Snapster,

I have a bunch of monkey hair and a bunch of cashmere goat hair. I actually prefer the Goat over the Monkey, I also use some Icelandic Goat hair on my monkey's and sunrays and it has a good action when in the water. I can make up similar flies using the three different hair types and video them. I'll make a thread in 'fly tying topics' and post there.
No excuses now for not entering then Ard:p (y) :D
 

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Hi All,

My entry is a version of Monkey I saw tied by a Finnish chap called Tuomas Yli-Rahnasto - a Phatamonkey (nod to Phatgorva) which i loved the look of especially the orange tail merging to the wing. I always think Monkeys fish better on bottles for sink and draw, so this is 22mm Veniard alu bottle.

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Tag: Mirage UTC (varnish to stop slipping)
Tail: Fluo orange pulse fibre (Celtic Blob Company) with deep orange artic fox over
Butt: Globrite 4 (varnished to stop fraying)
Body: Holo Gold Flatbraid and SSS Rainbow from Hell/black glister dub mix (2/3 gold, 1/3 dub)
Body hackle: Fluo orange cock palmered down, then lite gold wire up to secure.
Front hackle: Black hen
Wing (from bottom and up 4 layers):
1. Browny orange artic fox - copper angelhair
2. Fiery brown fox - gold angelhair
3. Black Monkeyhair (from a "fur coat" patch) - stretched gold tinsel spurs either side
4. Peacock herl spurs
Cheeks: Jungle cock


Cheers,

Patrick

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A Black and Yellow Monkey

Insect Arthropod Writing implement Fashion accessory Twig


15mm Veniard Super Slim tube
Butt no3 glo brite
Silver holographic tinsel covered with Pearl Mylar
Banana yellow hen hackle (first one tied before the wing, second one before the top wing)
Yellow Finn Raccoon
Black Finn Raccoon
Pearl Angel Hair
Top wing is a mix of almost monkey and goat.
Jungle Cock Cheeks
 

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Brilliant fly tying this month boys,I鈥檝e just been going all through them slowly,there鈥檚 not one flea I don鈥檛 fancy,credit. Too you all,brilliant.馃憤馃専馃専馃専馃専馃専. Jimmy.
If you think you'd use mine Jimmy, send me your address. I'll certainly never use it. That's for sure! 馃槼
 

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Here is my try at a posh tosh monkey variant for this month.
15mm slim bottle tube
Chartreuse extension tubing
Tag and rib Chartreuse glo brite
Body opal mirage
Under wing Chartreuse polar bear
Mid wing of chartreuse fox with Chartreuse angel hair
Hackle Chartreuse grizzle soft hackle
Overwing black fox, with peacock angel hair
Peacock here over the top, and dyed orange jc cheeks
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Nice one!
 

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It's been pretty eye opening to see such great entries so far this month. Well done chaps!
My entry is one of my favorites and in my opinion a quintessential spring version of this very popular fly!

The Black and Chartreuse Monkey.

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Tube - 1. 5 inch copper slipstream
Body - Silver mylar tubing
Butt - globrite #4 superglued and varnished
Thread - uni 8/0
Hackle / collar - chartreuse tanuki with the guard hairs stripped....! This is tied in two lengths ( the false hackle being shorter than the section under the black wing.
Wing section - tapered Black fox
Flash 1 - 3 strands of pearl crinkle flash
Wing 2 - tapered Black fox ( slightly longer that the first wing)
Flash 2 - 3 strands of silver micro flash
Top wing - tapered black fox ( longer than wing 2.
Natural bling - nicely shaped Peacock herls ( dyed chartreuse green) again, slightly longer than wing 3.
Cheeks - JC tied long

Overall length is about 5 inches when wet I guess! I'm very lucky to own a tail of black fox long enough to mean I didn't have to dabble with horrible goat, which I absolutely hate 馃憣馃檹!

Good luck everyone 馃憤
 

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It's been pretty eye opening to see such great entries so far this month. Well done chaps!
My entry is one of my favorites and in my opinion a quintessential spring version of this very popular fly!
The Black and Chartreuse Monkey.
View attachment 92671

Tube - 1. 5 inch copper slipstream
Body - Silver mylar tubing
Butt - globrite #4 superglued and varnished
Thread - uni 8/0
Hackle / collar - chartreuse tanuki with the guard hairs stripped....! This is tied in two lengths ( the false hackle being shorter than the section under the black wing.
Wing section - tapered Black fox
Flash 1 - 3 strands of pearl crinkle flash
Wing 2 - tapered Black fox ( slightly longer that the first wing)
Flash 2 - 3 strands of silver micro flash
Top wing - tapered black fox ( longer than wing 2.
Natural bling - nicely shaped Peacock herls ( dyed chartreuse green) again, slightly longer than wing 3.
Cheeks - JC tied long

Overall length is about 5 inches when wet I guess! I'm very lucky to own a tail of black fox long enough to mean I didn't have to dabble with horrible goat, which I absolutely hate 馃憣馃檹!

Good luck everyone 馃憤
Very nicely done, that would be on the end of my line Nath 馃憤馃憤馃憤馃憤
 

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Hears my effort, rusty monkey.

venyards plastic tubing, black outer and clear inner.
Lesonen cone.
Lesonen sunset hen hackle.
Lesonen copper angel hair.
Lesonen copper body dubbing.
Venyards oval tinsel rib.
Lesonen black fox under wing.
Black goat over wing.

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I like that, Loveky shade of hen which compliments the rusty dubbing well 馃憤
 
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It's been pretty eye opening to see such great entries so far this month. Well done chaps!
My entry is one of my favorites and in my opinion a quintessential spring version of this very popular fly!

The Black and Chartreuse Monkey.

View attachment 92682

Tube - 1. 5 inch copper slipstream
Body - Silver mylar tubing
Butt - globrite #4 superglued and varnished
Thread - uni 8/0
Hackle / collar - chartreuse tanuki with the guard hairs stripped....! This is tied in two lengths ( the false hackle being shorter than the section under the black wing.
Wing section - tapered Black fox
Flash 1 - 3 strands of pearl crinkle flash
Wing 2 - tapered Black fox ( slightly longer that the first wing)
Flash 2 - 3 strands of silver micro flash
Top wing - tapered black fox ( longer than wing 2.
Natural bling - nicely shaped Peacock herls ( dyed chartreuse green) again, slightly longer than wing 3.
Cheeks - JC tied long

Overall length is about 5 inches when wet I guess! I'm very lucky to own a tail of black fox long enough to mean I didn't have to dabble with horrible goat, which I absolutely hate 馃憣馃檹!

Good luck everyone 馃憤
Oooh!! Now that tickles my fancy, Nath!(y)
 

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It's been pretty eye opening to see such great entries so far this month. Well done chaps!
My entry is one of my favorites and in my opinion a quintessential spring version of this very popular fly!

The Black and Chartreuse Monkey.

View attachment 92682

Tube - 1. 5 inch copper slipstream
Body - Silver mylar tubing
Butt - globrite #4 superglued and varnished
Thread - uni 8/0
Hackle / collar - chartreuse tanuki with the guard hairs stripped....! This is tied in two lengths ( the false hackle being shorter than the section under the black wing.
Wing section - tapered Black fox
Flash 1 - 3 strands of pearl crinkle flash
Wing 2 - tapered Black fox ( slightly longer that the first wing)
Flash 2 - 3 strands of silver micro flash
Top wing - tapered black fox ( longer than wing 2.
Natural bling - nicely shaped Peacock herls ( dyed chartreuse green) again, slightly longer than wing 3.
Cheeks - JC tied long

Overall length is about 5 inches when wet I guess! I'm very lucky to own a tail of black fox long enough to mean I didn't have to dabble with horrible goat, which I absolutely hate 馃憣馃檹!

Good luck everyone 馃憤
Fantastic 馃憣
 

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It's been pretty eye opening to see such great entries so far this month. Well done chaps!
My entry is one of my favorites and in my opinion a quintessential spring version of this very popular fly!

The Black and Chartreuse Monkey.

View attachment 92682

Tube - 1. 5 inch copper slipstream
Body - Silver mylar tubing
Butt - globrite #4 superglued and varnished
Thread - uni 8/0
Hackle / collar - chartreuse tanuki with the guard hairs stripped....! This is tied in two lengths ( the false hackle being shorter than the section under the black wing.
Wing section - tapered Black fox
Flash 1 - 3 strands of pearl crinkle flash
Wing 2 - tapered Black fox ( slightly longer that the first wing)
Flash 2 - 3 strands of silver micro flash
Top wing - tapered black fox ( longer than wing 2.
Natural bling - nicely shaped Peacock herls ( dyed chartreuse green) again, slightly longer than wing 3.
Cheeks - JC tied long

Overall length is about 5 inches when wet I guess! I'm very lucky to own a tail of black fox long enough to mean I didn't have to dabble with horrible goat, which I absolutely hate 馃憣馃檹!

Good luck everyone 馃憤
I would fish this in a heartbeat. Well done
 
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