Poly-yarn vs. Calf Tail

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  1. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Spent part of the weekend replenishing -- P-Haze's are one of my favorite, go too patterns. Poly-yarn is definitely easier, but I'm still undecided as to which looks better, fishes better and lasts longer... what say you? Excuse the photo's not my area of specialty.
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  2. ScottP

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    Poly, 100 times out of 100, although the calf tail does look very nice here. Poly is easier to tie with (no stacking - if you've ever tried it you know how much "fun" that is), less bulky, sheds water, cheap and you don't have to go through a bunch at the shop to find the right consistency (there' can be a huge difference from one to the next).
    I'll still use calf tail for stuff like Wulffs (#14 and larger) because it just looks better to me, but for 'chutes, give me the synth.

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    Scott
     
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    What do the fish "say"??
     
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    Fish don't "say" shit.
     
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    I use both in different circumstances. I quit stacking calf tail years ago and simply use the cut butt ends up in parachute style flies, instead of the tips.
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