April 26, 2010
An emergency session was called to order. The powers that be ran out of Burnt Orange Squirrel dubbing and there was no time to get to a shop to buy some. I was called to duty in order to concoct a makeshift blend of hare, rabbit, squirrel, antron, and acrylic to match the original. Lacking a very necessary ingredient, squirrel body fur, there were a lot of liberties taken at the grinder, substituting materials to achieve a similar blend and texture. Not have fibers dyed in burnt orange posed another problem; I had to improvise to achieve a color match. Shades of rust, brown, black, and fluorescent orange spun round in the mixer, doused with a touch of tabby for good measure. I used no less than ten different shades of yarn to achieve the color blend desired. Alchemy at its finest.
You can be the judge on whether or not I was able to match the original; I was pretty damn close even if I had to use more synthetics. Of course, no nymph blend crafted at the hands of the roughfisher can be left unscathed without a hit of Angelina. It's gotta have a splash of flash baby, or it just won't swing.
Swimming nymphs courtesy of John Montana.