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Quinn NH

First Try Rusty Rat

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Are you using grey fox for the wing?

 

It looks good, but I personally like squirrel better.

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Yes, grey fox.

 

Grey squirrel tail? I'll have to try one to see how it looks.

 

Thanks!

Quinn

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Quinn,

In the few that I've tied, I used grey squirrel, but I imagine that a rusty brown fox squirrel tail would be best. But then, I'm no expert. Fox squirrels come in a range of colors and shades.

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Grey fox is the most widely used on Rusty's but any mix of black and white will do. For larger flies, sometimes I simply mix white and black silver fox fur (or some equivalent) and that works great too. This large Rusty which is a little chewed up from caught fish, simply has a mixture of block and white fox hair.

 

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q630/beezmador/rusty%20mix_zpsx7ppafkd.jpg

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