Dense and stiff, great for posts and tails.
The hair of the calf tail is used for many traditional flies. Even when tying many parachute patterns, it is essential. Salmon fly-tyers appreciate it, as do saltwater fly-fishermen who use it particularly in the production of Bonefish flies. It's fine texturing makes it very easy to process.
Compared to the bucktail, the calf tail is more stiff and wavy, but give your patterns a realistic look and provide them a nice play in the water. Calf tail can be used for parachute posts of dry flies, wings of steelhead flies and is commonly used on bonefish flies.
Well known patterns using calf tail: Crazy Charly, Gotchas, Clouser Minnow, Mickey Finn, Royal Wulff
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