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: sato fly material

05-28-2004, 10:50 AM
Does any one know what the name of the material in satos herring or bunker flies? It has a taper like bucktail but appears to be a much finer or whispier material,I've asked around at the fly shops that carry the flies,but have not received a definite answer.

05-28-2004, 04:43 PM
Paul, I'm not familiar with Satos' patterns. Can you elaborate? The material that comes to mind is Polarfibre that is a fine and tapered material attached to a "skin."

How are the bayside streams fishing? See ya on the water.


06-06-2004, 04:28 PM
Looks like yak hair to me...covered with a head made of crease fly foam.

06-06-2004, 08:26 PM
Doug the head of the flies I figured was crease fly foam,the rest of the material I wasn't sure of but I think your definitly right on the yak hair.I came across some yak hair the other day that was a foot and ahalf long and very straight and fine.I'll tie up some and report how it works out. Thanks Paul.

06-12-2004, 05:47 PM
I tried a Sato Herring Fly on Joppa last week. Nada.
Tough to cast....