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    Default Frog legs anyone?

    So i decided to take on the daunting task of creating a realistic frog. Started off by heading to the local arts and crafts store to pick up some foam. hit the vise around 12pm didnt leave it until 2:30pm. Had to wait around for a while for the epoxy to cure, then headed off to help the vets in flytying at the PHW's fly tying class. Came home and started to paint. 2 hours later and the finished product. here are a few pics Enjoy.
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    A couple more
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    Get the deep fryer going!
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    thats cool... but where do you plan on using it? the amazon? never seen a frog that looks like that in alaska... at the same time though i bet that will be a good thing

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    Even tho its able to fish I probably never will I set out to tie a frog and while searching for reference pics I came across this yella and black fella and decided it would be a cool specimen to start my collection of realistic patterns.
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    They look great you should be able to kill the pike with them
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    Crazy realistic.

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    That is cool! Here are a couple good photos and info about the Alaska Wood frogs. http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/herps/pd..._wood_frog.pdf

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    Those are badass 900fusion!!! So real looking! I would love to swim one of those for some largemouth! What did you use for the web feet? Killer job!

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    Thanks I guess ill have to hit the vise and make some of those wood frogs. The webbing is micro suede leather from the craft store
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    You've outdone yourself this time - that's pretty incredible! I'm blown away.

    It's going to be a heartbreaker when you lose that guy on the first backcast, though.
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    Thanks Wyo2AK. Good thing it won't see the water Haha. I'm going to make some in the future that is quicker to make that will be used I already have an idea on what its going to look like but with all the swaps I need to concentrate on them for now.
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    Hot ****!!

    I take it they won't float with all that brass? Or is there enough foam to offset it?

    Either way, pretty incredible - it definitely crosses that line between just another fly and a piece of art - especially that black and yeller feller.
    But now what are you gonna do when you need to tie an EHC? You'll be bored stiff!! Lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by power drifter View Post
    That is cool! Here are a couple good photos and info about the Alaska Wood frogs. http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/herps/pd..._wood_frog.pdf
    Good read...
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    I haven't tested it but I'm in the process of tying a Alaskan wood frog. This one is made solely with foam. I have it drying and waiting to add paint heres a few pics of what it looks like right now. As for boredom fly tying is fly tying I enjoy it either way

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