Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Thom Collins, Jul 23, 2013.
I don't have a problem with it. I use muskrat.
Really? Go fishing.
I don't care if the traditional Adams is made with muskrat or yarn... nowadays, I only use a parachute style Adams and I tie it with synthetic dubbing. Even then, it doesn't matter that much because once I switched from moving water to stillwaters, I primarily fish subsurface so I don't need no stinking Adams
Oh, you blasphemous man.
Got out late last week to my favorite north cascade river. Tied something that resembles a GRHE with an added bit of partridge for legs but used muskrat instead of hare's ear. Fifth cast of the morning brought a +20" dolly to hand. I'm sure most any properly presented nymph tied on that cast would have done the same but it was fun catching it on a fly crafted from several borrowed techniques with a material new to me. It also produced many of the expected 6" to 8" trout.
I was up on Denny Creek picnicking with my GF Saturday and caught small westslope cutts on: Montana Bucktail and Parmachenie Belle. So fun!