Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cat Toy Flashback Hares Ear (CTFHE)

I was walking through the local dollar store looking for some snack and sodas. trying to avoid the grocery store. I never seem to get in and out very quickly at the grocery or on budget. As I walked to the end of a isle with my sodas and sweets I glanced at the pet supply rack. Noticed a really odd looking cat toy with the coloring and texture of a real rabbit. Now that caught my eye. (pun intended). after picking it up and I noticed it was made of strips of wide rabbit skin. Couldn't beat the price. After adding it to my treasures headed on home.

Figured that I could cut the hair from it and then pitch the hairless carcass. After inspection I noticed it was glued to a plastic mouse like form and some of the skin was loss at the seams. A little tug and it peeled off like a orange. For some reason I felt better not saving a a fake mouse to make flies.

The fur was a lot of guard hairs and a fluffy under fur. Likely not one of our local field rabbit. I was still enthusiastic about my cheap stash of material. So then I tried some Hares Ears as pictured below.

Cat Toy Flash-Back Hares Ear


Hook: Mustad #14 2x Nymph Hook
Tail, thorax and abdomen: Hair from a Hare cover cat toy.
Bead: med brass
Wing-case: Chip bag silver side showing

I like it and am going to tie more. What do you all think? Comments welcome.

Dedicated to my son. I love you :)

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