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Old 11-01-2013, 12:11 PM
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Default Tailing material.

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I would go for moose, but since I don't have it is deer hair or elk hair as good a tail material as moose for dry flies?

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:32 PM
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I think it depends on what fly you are tying. Deer hair might be fine on a bushy dry fly. However, for the delicate tail of a dun and for splitting tails i don't think it would work so well. I prefer microfibetts for most of my dry fly tails. If you don't have any try cutting off a few fibers of a paint brush.
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Thank you for the advice.

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Default Re: Tailing material.

Tailing Materials:

Mayflies: coq de leon...best bought in tailing packs.
Zelon on smaller flies.

Parachute Adams: moose body or the above.
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