Peeled Road Kill

March 27, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Fly tiers are indeed notorious for scrounging up materials from the oddest places and are often surprised with the results. “I once tied great looking black and white streamers with strands of my dog’s coat only to discover that springer spaniel fur is extremely buoyant. Even with split shot added to my line to pull down my flies they did not swim straight in the water column. Perfectly placed lead wrapping might remedy the problem, but I think a better option might be to use the same hair for tying black and white dry flies.” Jeff Samsel in the Huntsville (Alabama) Times.