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A school of black nosed dace


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#1 Mark Knapp

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:07 PM

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.

 

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Here are some close-ups

 

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Starting with the three bears, polar bear, grizzly bear and black bear.

 

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Skunk and Brown Fox Tail (ranch)

 

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Mountain Goat, Brown and Black Bison.

 

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Buck Tail

 

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.



#2 xvigauge

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:16 PM

Those look great Mark. Wish I could take pictures like that!

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#3 Mark Knapp

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

NO, I'm no picture taker, I struggle with it a lot. My next step would be to invest in a better camera. I don't want to do that until I can tie flies worthy of the investment.

 

Thank you for your kind words.



#4 Flicted

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:30 PM

I always did them with the three colors of bucktail until I got a small patch of black bear.  For the past 10 years, I have done white and brown bucktail and black bear.  We don't have many black nosed dace around Omaha either.  But it's one of my favorite spring streamers for crappie and bass. 



#5 Mark Knapp

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:01 PM

I found the skunk great to work with as well as the Mt. goat.



#6 Bruce Derington

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:21 PM

Badger is also nice to work with

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#7 Mark Knapp

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:57 PM

Bruce, where would you use the badger on a dace, for the white or the black. Or just use the badger and another color for the brown on the dace?



#8 Flicted

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:50 PM

Here are two that I will send you. One has a Floss Tail. Both are Mountain Goat, Black Bear, Bucktail.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:34 PM

Making do with materials on hand

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:34 AM

I like these old bucktail streamers. I had not thought of them in a long time. I like the Mickey Finn, also.
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#11 Mark Knapp

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 11:36 AM

Flicted, those look great.

 

Dog face, probably can't call it a Black Nosed Dace but it looks great and probably will catch a lot of fish.

 

DP, yep, the old streamers are great. Norm's (flytire) been doing a bunch of great streamers.