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#1 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

Hey guys, i have a deadly little fly in mind...

This material will be used as the tail. I have already eliminated
Arctic fox
Zonker
Bucktail
And EP like fiber
Craft fur
Hackle

I know it's a lot, but you guys are the experts. Also, I would use white pseudo hair, but I can't find it anywhere... anyone know of a place I can get some of that?

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#2 Bimini15

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

I thought pseudo hair was much the same as craft fut, but it is on the list...

Without knowing what you are trying to achieve, it is difficult to give advice. My choice at this time is pheasant tail fibers... :)
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#3 flytire

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:55 PM

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:56 PM

craft fur is a rough equivalent to pseudo hair


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#5 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:04 PM

Yes I know craft fur is similar, but I didn't really like how it moved with the rest of the fly when I tried it, that's why it's on the list


Again, does anyone know where I can get white pseudo hair?

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:48 PM

Again, does anyone know where I can get white pseudo hair?

 

yes, but you can google for it just as well as anybody else can


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:49 PM

I don't know about white pseudo hair ... but if you're looking for super soft, supple fiber ... try a piece of satin from the hobby shop.  Since Richmc showed it first ... strip the fibers out of a small piece.  VERY fine, TONS of movement in the water.


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#8 vicente

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:20 PM

Why not marabou? Lots of movement. Why not throw up one of your versions of the fly you aren't happy with so we at least have an idea of what the fly is.

#9 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:20 PM

Yeah I gave marabou a good thought, but then again it isn't the most of durable of materials. Remember most of the fish here have very abrasive mouths and teeth, but yeah marabou was an option was durability was a concern. Honestly, I think white pseudo hair is the best option. Just need to find it, been a couple hours that I've been at it lol


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#10 Mogup

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:45 PM

Flatsroamer am I missing something ? I goggled white pseudo hair and came up with a seller right away.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:48 PM

Please attach a link!

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#12 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:11 PM

Since you're seemingly incapable of operating the google search engine..

http://www.troutlore...udo-hair-white/


Why ask for suggestions just to say you're going to use this one thing you said from the start when things are suggested? :)
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#13 Mogup

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:41 PM

https://shop.flyfish...W_R0aArRQ8P8HAQ

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:28 PM

https://www.google.com/search?q=pseudo+hair&rlz=1C1PRFI_enUS729US729&oq=pseudo+hair&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 

 

Try here


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#15 vicente

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:28 PM

Looks like craft fur to me, just curious why you don't like the arctic fox cost aside it's a great material, I just use craft fur because it's cheaper the fox will have more movement.