#8 Green Butt Moose

DrPatrickT

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Very tidy Nwsalar - and know the feeling - I've over wintered tying flies ready for the new season - and not sure how much i'll actually get to fish.

On a side note - it it Moose mane hair? Plenty of presence but nice and light - i've got some in a packet need to give it a go - is it pretty robust? Feels like it is.

All the best, Patrick
 

Marc LeBlanc

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Beautiful fly and the perfect amount of moose. A lot of tiers overdo the moose. A little goes a long ways.

Patrick, the hair used in these flies comes from the body, not the mane. Moose body hair is exactly as displayed in this fly. While it is thick and coarse, it is a dream to tie in as the thread bites into it.

Moose body hair only runs an inch or two in length. The much longer hair from the mane is used in dry flies as a wrapped body material to give the body a segmented look to it.

Cheers!

Marc
 
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