Snow shoe vs. Deer/Elk
I ordered some snow shoe rabbit feet and I intend to replace the deer/elk on some of the dry flies (caddis) I tie, especially in the smaller sizes (#14,16,18?). Here are my questions:
1. How do this materials compare from point of view of floatability?
2. Do you stack the snow shoe fur/hair (after cleaning the underfur), or just tie it in the way you cut it off the foot?
3. Are there any "tricks" (you are willing to share) about working with snow shoe feet fur/hair?
I would greatly appreciate any help that would shorten the learning curve.