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Best floating tail material
Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:06 PM
Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:48 AM
Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:59 PM
I can say without doubt you will be disappointed with elk hair on a sparse tie, it floats great but is not durable unless in numbers. All the other suggestions made are good.. I use moose on some flies, microfibbets lately and also Metz grade 2 barred ginger hackle fibers work well for me .
John 7:38 ESV is about "Rivers of Living Water"
Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:05 PM
I like natural so I use hackle fibers. CDL is great and has good mottling. I tie in a 4-6 tail fibers with one wrap over and then take a turn under the tail and back over. It spreads/fans the tail fibers without balling the thread. Davie McPhail uses that method on many of his dries.