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I'd like to know if Cashmere Goat works as well as Marble Fox for Frodin/Norling style flies (better, same, worse).
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Goat is longer, and can be up to 15 cm; arctic fox (marble fox variety) tail may be up to 10 cm but mostly shorter.

For the longer winged flies, use a combination of fox & goat, the fox as the underwing.

hth ;)


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Thanks Mike. I'm using Frodin turbo cones on everything (fresh/salt) so am I correct in thinking that no matter how soft the hair is, it will flow well w/ the right size cone?
I bought some marble fox tails and they fell apart just after presoaking for 60 seconds in cold water and 6 drops of Dawn; hadn't put them in the dye bath yet. Evidently they were either old or not tanned, or both. Large mess and large loss.
Looking for tanned tails now.
 

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Goat seems to be just a bit longer and stiffer than fox in my experience. I'm sure either would work just fine.

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with fox we have normally limitation in length in something like 10cm .
of course is possible to find longer hairs on market but rather seldom.
only with black silver fox it is slightly easier.

when we like to tie very big flies Himalaya goat or Snow Runner is good option.
we can also tie wing also on rear part of body like in intruders.

regarding foxes you can find some interesting info in SRFS archive
http://www.skeenariverflysupply.com/2014/08/15/foxes/
I see a few new articles
http://www.skeenariverflysupply.com/information/articles/
 
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