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Spinner tails

Post by narcodog » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:59 pm

What do you all prefer for spinner tails? Micro Fibets, moose, peccary, something else?
I have been using MF along with some of the others but I dislike using MF, or their derivatives.

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Re: Spinner tails

Post by Joe Fox » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:11 pm

I like microfibetts and use mostly them. I tend to use 2 or 3 fibers per tail for sizes 12 - 16. The color range, ease of use and effectiveness draws me to them.

Coq de Leon is also a nice tailing material for spinners. Not always ideal for supporting a dun, but for a spinner that is usually flat on the water they function nicely. Their barring can be a good match for many insects, I just with pale solid colors were more readily available.

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Re: Spinner tails

Post by Eperous » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:25 pm

Bob... I don't tie that many spinners, and those that I do... I use mostly microfibetts...

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Re: Spinner tails

Post by SgtMajUSMC » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Microfibetts, usually.

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Re: Spinner tails

Post by drlogik » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:25 pm

When the tail wears off my Rooster Tail or Mepps spinner I usually go back with squirrel tail. ;)
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Re: Spinner tails

Post by Eperous » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:29 pm

drlogik wrote:When the tail wears off my Rooster Tail or Mepps spinner I usually go back with squirrel tail. ;)
Yikes!!! :o :shock: :? :( Who let this guy in... :?: did anyone check his "rod" at the door.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :P

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Re: Spinner tails

Post by drlogik » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:34 pm

Is it something I said?? Oh, jeez, I need to go feed my nightcrawlers!!
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Re: Spinner tails

Post by catskilljohn » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:40 pm

drlogik wrote:When the tail wears off my Rooster Tail or Mepps spinner I usually go back with squirrel tail. ;)
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Re: Spinner tails

Post by catskilljohn » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:12 pm

Fibbets are really suited perfectly for spinner tails, but if you have to go "natural" spade is the deal. I have heard tales of fibbets being too stiff when tyed long and trout noses pushing the fly away on the take. Unless they were really long, I find that hard to believe, and assume its just a missed fish that is blamed on fibbets.

I can miss takes on any fly, but rarely blame the material :lol:

I only use 2 fibbets for the tail, as I wouldn't fish a spinner on rough water anyway. A floating spinner on rough water doesn't stay floating for long, that being a natural or an imitation. CJ
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Re: Spinner tails

Post by narcodog » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:10 am

I just wanted to get an idea what you all were using. I use MF's, spade and whatever else I can tye on. I tye very few of them but I was tyeing a something new today so I thought I would throw the question out.
I'll tell you how many I tye. I have had a combo package for at least 10 years and I have plenty left.

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