Search found 2 matches

by billems
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Ugly Muskrat
Replies: 12
Views: 1144

Re: Ugly Muskrat

Muskrat is magical fur. I've tied flies with synthetics. Synthetics are gray. But muskrat--you can see it yourself when reeling in, say, a large Dark Cahill wet, that it's SILVER in the water. Big difference. Stick wit da rat!
by billems
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling Hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Starling Hackle

I can tie flies with starling hackle, but I don't like working with the stuff. It's flimsy, breaks off all the time, and I find it hard to make a good looking wrap with it. How does one judge starling hackle. Perhaps I didn't get a good one. Any thoughts? I'm dreaming of just going back to black hen...