Pattern Poly-yarn vs. Calf Tail

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#1
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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ScottP

Active Member
#2
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.

Regards,
Scott