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Old 02-23-2007, 08:01 PM
chromedome chromedome is offline
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While I more or less agree with Adrian there is this aspect of authenticity that is something like brand name recognition. If the pattern of a certain fly calls for bunny, for example, you might find a substitute material around the house that comes pretty close. But I'd then be asking the question "Well if this cheaper and more readily available material can be used in place of the bunny, why wasn't it specified in the pattern in the first place". I would imagine the inventor of the pattern had considered this cheaper material and rejected if for some reason. But if you're in a position, as I was in my youth tying my earliest flies, where you don't have a lotta money for materials then your approach is probably a good one.
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