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Old 03-03-2011, 12:19 AM
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Since the speck is actually a wet fly I wouldn't pack the hair.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:53 AM
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Then caribou might be a good idea. Lol
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:20 PM
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Couple interesting links about hair
http://www.flyfisherman.com/content/tying-caribou-hair


A speck always looked quite a bit like an irresistible to me
http://globalflyfisher.com/staff/hel...ing/types.html
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:35 PM
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Nice article, for the caribou hair lobby. After tying dozens and dozens of bombers for an Atlantic salmon trip with caribou, deer, and elk. One thing stood out. Caribou was crap. Those flys were not worth a thing and were a waste of time tying. the caribou hair cost about three times as much, also.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:28 PM
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OK Gutshot you win I'll be sure to use something else if I tie any bombers. I sure would like to catch a Salmon on a dry fly I've never caught an Atlantic, only caught Pacific species so far.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:18 PM
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The peeing match can be cancelled.

I've ordered some caribou to try. Like I said this is my first attempt at spinning so I am no where near expert level.

The two recipes that I have say that caribou is a great material for spinning. Two pretty knowledgable guys: Ian Rutter & Walter Babb.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:15 PM
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GrouseMan77,

I don't know about salmon flies, but Flyman is pretty good at tying trout flies. Check out the Little River Journal for examples and most of the eastern fly fishing show's (including Troutfest) tyer list for proof.

Walter Babb, Ian Rutter, and Flyman - that is a good enough for me.

By the way, I am very envious of anyone who has had the pleasure of fishing for salmon - Atlantic or Pacfic.
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