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Soft hackle and Water Rats

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#1 Mogup


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:22 PM

May I ask the magnificient collections of knowledgable people here if the our North Amer Vole and the water rat of the UK are the same or at least quite similiar? Can I use our Vole when the dressing calls for Water Rat ? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:15 AM

There maybe some subtle difference between both when dry &/or wet, but in truth "there's only one hard & fast rule & that's there are no hard & fast rules.  Unless the fish think they know better, of course.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 02:52 PM

Close enough. https://www.britannica.com/animal/vole