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Feather-Hair Equivalents
By William Bayard Sturgis


"For the convenience of those starting in, or who have never before tired fur and hair, a table of approximate equivalents is now given. NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, "woodchuck" means hair clipped from the back of the animal".

[Publisher's Note:] The feathers are listed first, with the corresponding fur and hair equivalents following.

    1. White duck, as in Coachman, Royal Coachman, White Miller, etc. : White calf tail, for small flies. White Goat, bucktail, or polar bear for large flies. Polar bear is translucent, still, and generally reserved for streamers.

    2. Mottled grey mallard and teal breast, as in the Professor, Grizzly King, etc. : Mottled gray woodchuck, for small flies. Mixed grey and white bucktail, or woodchuck, for large flies.

    3. Plain grey starling, blackbird, etc., as in Beaverkill, Hare's Ear, etc. : Grey-dyed calf tail, for small flies. Grey bucktail, for large flies.

    4. Black crow, as in Black Prince, etc. : Black calf tail, for small flies. Black bear, skunk, and dyed bucktail for large flies.

    5. Bark mottled brown turkey, as in Montreal, Governor, etc. : Selected special dark woodchuck, for small flies. Woodchuck tail, or dark brownish-grey bucktail, for large flies.

    6. Light mottled brown pheasant, as in March Brown, etc. : Mottled brown and tan woodchuck, for small flies. Mixed gray and brown bucktail, for large flies.

    7. "Lemon Wood-duck," as in Cahill, etc. : Light tan mottled woodchuck, for small flies. Tan bucktail, mixed with white bucktail, or polar bear, for large flies.

    8. White-tipped grey mallard wing, as in McGinty. : White tipped grey woodchuck.

    9. Scarlet, blue, yellow, etc, other than "laterals" (side-strips). : Dyed calf tail, for small flies, Dyed bucktail, or goat, for large flies.

    10. Reddish brown, as in Brown Sedge, etc. : Dyed calf tail, or red fox, for small slies. Woodchuck belly or or reddish brown bucktail for large flies.

Credits: From Fly-Tying By William Bayard Sturgis, Published by Charles Scribner's Sons. (1940)

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