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Old 02-04-2013, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: Craft fur for Clousers?

I use a fair bit of Synthetics on Flies,it's good to Tie with & The Fish don't really care,as Rip has said it can matt, however after a few Fish you usually have to change Flies anyway as They seem to get Mangled.
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I use craft fur for most of my clousers. I go to bucktail when extra length is needed. I just can't find really long craft fur or else I would use that instead of bucktail. When I look at both in the water I think that craft fur has more movement than bucktail. I've used marabou but it is pretty short and collapses a bit in the water, but great movement.
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I've tried it and don't like it as well as Bucktail. Much of the craft fur I have bought is shorter and does not make as big a fly. I have had it tangle and woulld rather not have it do that either. I have used it on some smaller clousers and it's not to horrible.
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Default Re: Craft fur for Clousers?

I pay $4.95 for large great quality bucktails at both the Orvis shop near me and the other guy! Any color that I need! The guy at the Orvis shop has been calling me the"Bucktail" guy for years cause most of his customers buy small pieces for trout patterns and I guess he doesn't have many SW customers .
Just a note Ive found recently that Antron Fibers make a really cool looking Clouser that looks very real and has a ton of action . Been tying small Tan over White with bead chain eyes and they look and act super baitfish like!
And that deal that Rip posted at Cabelas is incredible Im going at the end of the week and will have to check it out!
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need long 4" craft fur just pm me along with bucktails that are 6"+ long...

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I pay $4.95 for large great quality bucktails at both the Orvis shop near me and the other guy! Any color that I need! The guy at the Orvis shop has been calling me the"Bucktail" guy for years cause most of his customers buy small pieces for trout patterns and I guess he doesn't have many SW customers .
Just a note Ive found recently that Antron Fibers make a really cool looking Clouser that looks very real and has a ton of action . Been tying small Tan over White with bead chain eyes and they look and act super baitfish like!
And that deal that Rip posted at Cabelas is incredible Im going at the end of the week and will have to check it out!
I didn't even think about the Orvis store. One of them opened in my city recently. I'll have to check it out.
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Default Re: Craft fur for Clousers?

just about any fiber, natural or synthetic thats long and stringy can be used to tie clousers.

as for buck tails, if you want better quality or saltwater fly size you will pay more

and you will pay more for different treatments being added to buck tails

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