Finn Raccoon replacement

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2014/09/17 23:29:16 (permalink)

Finn Raccoon replacement

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Saw a pattern that I want to tie. Defranks Emerald Shiner. Problem: I don't have Finn Raccoon for the last wing. Any suggestions on a replacement material? I thought maybe deer hair, but that seems kind of stiff. Then I thought maybe rams wool, but that seems too heavy and may crush the ice dubbing wing when wet. Help! As always, Thanks in advance.
 
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    lost sage rod sectio
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    Re: Finn Raccoon replacement 2014/09/18 01:29:54 (permalink)
    You can try olive marabou or some stands of peacock hurl, I wouldn't go to heavy with it. This is in no way written in stone any where Just a thought. If you want the facts you will have to ask the Chartist.!!!!!!!!!!!! Old 1/o himself.                    
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    Re: Finn Raccoon replacement 2014/09/18 06:41:06 (permalink)
    Arctic fox tail or Icelandic sheep aka "streamer hair" available at many online fly tying sites. Soft, mobile hair, easy to tie with & gives you a streamer that will have lots of movement, action. Finn raccoon, great stuff & when tied in over an underwing of fox tail, gives you a beautiful streamer. Finn raccoon is also readily available on line.
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    Re: Finn Raccoon replacement 2014/09/18 06:57:40 (permalink)
    When winging streamers with Arctic fox tail & finn raccoon the fox tail underwing should be about 20% shorter than the finn raccoon overwing & the wing should be tapered. Olive over white or my favorite, black & gray over white with some pearl firefly flash make a very, very good shiner pattern.
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    Re: Finn Raccoon replacement 2014/09/18 08:01:36 (permalink)
    I'd use craft fur just because that's what I have lots of. I need more materials...
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    Re: Finn Raccoon replacement 2014/09/18 14:56:06 (permalink)
    temple dog
    arctic fox tail
    arctic fox body (which is much softer and shorter than tail... almost like temple dog without the guard hairs)
    craft fur
    coyote



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