May 23, 2010

Squirrel Pelt

In a classic move in search of some squirrel hides for making dubbing, I stumble across the Squirrel Pelt. Behold Natures' glory, the Ape Drape is back and in full force. Gotta love a good Kentucky Waterfall when you see one.

Squirrel Pelt
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John Montana has spoiled me in more ways than one. Not only has he exposed me to big, sight fishable carp, but he also turned me on to squirrel dubbing as well. Sure I came up with a pretty bitchin' substitute, but it just wasn't the same. Now I'm lusting after violent tailers and spikey squirrel dub. I'm damaged goods.

fox squirrel
I'll be picking up a few squirrel skins from Coffin Creek Furs. High on the list are the #3 Grade gray squirrel skins at $0.80 a piece. This is the brownliner's seal, and they come a dime a dozen. It's damn near open season on these critters. I'm gonna stock up on them sumbitches and get busy dyeing; rust, olive, black, yellow, blue. I'll be picking up some Pine and Fox Squirrel skins too; I'm gonna run the whole gamut. I've got a bunch of different concoctions cooking up in my head and it's about to get heavy. Think spectral. Alchemy in progress.

Look out there little fella, cause this roughfisher is a gunnin' for you.