There was some discussion a little while ago about substitutions for polar bear. Black Nosed Dace entered the discussion when Flicted mentioned that the original was tied with all three species of American bears; polar bear, grizzly bear and black bear.
I decided to tie some daces with a variety of materials starting with the bears and exploring some substitutes.
Here are some close-ups
Starting with the three bears, polar bear, grizzly bear and black bear.
Skunk and Brown Fox Tail (ranch)
Mountain Goat, Brown and Black Bison.
Alaska doesn't have Black Nosed Daces but I'm sure these will all work here. I'm not sure if the subtle differences in color would make a difference to the fish ( It wouldn't here in Alaska, it may in places where fish get a lot of pressure), the differences in how these materials move in water may.