Mole Substitute?

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Mole Substitute?

Post by Silver Doctor » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:32 pm

Is there a substitute for mole? any other light furs that with touch dubb? Having trouble finding any locally.
Often I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, brier scarred, sunburned, mosquito bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand have I been in a place that was less than beautiful.
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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:09 am

SD,

Where are ya? I might have a natural mole extra. I'll have to check.

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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by John Dunn » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:22 pm

I'm still looking for a lite tan colour skin , not having muck luck. Hope you have more luck than Me:)

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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by Eric Peper » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:04 pm

John Dunn wrote:I'm still looking for a lite tan colour skin , not having muck luck. Hope you have more luck than Me:)

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I've got a bunch of Australian possum somewhere, and I think some of it is pretty light tan. Any interest? PM me with an address, and I'll send a chunk -- once I dig it out.

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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by Silver Doctor » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:40 pm

I'm in Calgary Alberta.
Often I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, brier scarred, sunburned, mosquito bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand have I been in a place that was less than beautiful.
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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by Jim Slattery » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:24 pm

I have mole in the following colors:
Natural (Grey) , Black, dark brown, Tan Brown, and Blue
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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by William Anderson » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:54 am

If you're looking for something immediate, you can use the muskrat underfur and cut it up very small. Its usually much too long and silky to replace mole, but if you cut it into little short pieces, it will behave more like mole.

On the other hand, mole is really easy to come by, and there really isn't anything quite like it. Mole really has a defining quality that gives a lot of the soft-hackles their character.

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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by Liam » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:08 am

You can also check this site:
http://greatfeathers.com/search.aspx?find=mole+skins

I have gotten very nice Veniard mole skins from them in the past.
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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by skunkaroo » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:02 pm

You can always hunt your own too--I did :)

I was going to suggest Muskrat as well (with the guard hairs removed). Another thought would be fox body underfur (again cut short). Squirrel underfur comes very close, but by the time you finished removing the underfur a package could arrive at your door filled with mole :D

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Re: Mole Substitute?

Post by flymph » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:15 am

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