Flies that use muskrat?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Thom Collins, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I don't have a problem with it. I use muskrat.
     
  2. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Really? Go fishing.
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    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 :p
     
  4. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Oh, you blasphemous man.
     
  5. Thom Collins

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    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.
     
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    Wow!!! Nice!!!

    I was up on Denny Creek picnicking with my GF Saturday and caught small westslope cutts on: Montana Bucktail and Parmachenie Belle. So fun!
     
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