juro (04-23-2001 11:01 a.m.):
What size hooks and can one use nutrina fur instead of snowshoe?
Which insect - spring caddis emerger?
the ones you see there are size #14. This material lends itself best for sizes #14 and smaller. When tied in the appropriate size and color it can imitate any sort of emerger (caddis, mayfly, stonefly). It is meant to be a suggestive pattern. I've never tied with nutrina so can't tell about the qualities of that fur. Fred Reese's shop in PA and Bryant Freeman's shop in New Brunswick sell snowshoe hare feet in several colors.