Some early Tongariro Lures (Streamers)

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Johnno
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Re: Some early Tongariro Lures (Streamers)

Post by Johnno » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:38 am

If you talking about the Jungle Cock , I agree. It's great stuff and adds a lot to a streamer. Im convinced they create a trigger. They were used a lot once but now are quite rare. They are bred for tying but I don't think they'd be easy to source let alone get into NZ, if not impossible due to various treaties surrounding the trade in endangered birds and animals. I'm lucky enough to have several old capes and they are reserved for only a few flies for a few select clients now and again



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Re: Some early Tongariro Lures (Streamers)

Post by Isaak M » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:00 pm

Johnno wrote:If you talking about the Jungle Cock , I agree. It's great stuff and adds a lot to a streamer. Im convinced they create a trigger. They were used a lot once but now are quite rare. They are bred for tying but I don't think they'd be easy to source let alone get into NZ, if not impossible due to various treaties surrounding the trade in endangered birds and animals. I'm lucky enough to have several old capes and they are reserved for only a few flies for a few select clients now and again
That and the bright red bodies under the brown wings



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Re: Some early Tongariro Lures (Streamers)

Post by Johnno » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:46 pm

Yeh they certainly do 'pop' !!



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