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    The Claytor Diamond Fly deserves a mention. The camo tends to break up the straight lines fairly well. As for winter; up here a brown tarp sticks out like a turd on a white rug . For uses in the snow I find that light grey works well. It blends well enough in the fresh pure snow and even better in dingy snow or brush.
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    I'm glad someone already started this thread because I've been wondering the same thing myself. It doesn't seem likely any tarp would be stealthy in both 3-season and winter. In the southern Appalachians, you'd probably need a winter tarp in a drab grey and a 3-season tarp in a good camo pattern or a brown. Of course, Old Gringo's advice about tarp shape would apply in both cases too. I'm looking for a good camo pattern tarp right now.

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    another plug for the claytor diamond

    Four of us did a canoe trip on the Manistee River in November, no leaves, similar I am guessing to Appalachins without snow. Barefoot Child was walking through the woods and was able to pick out all the tarps except for the Claytor Diamond tarp. He could not pick it out until he was almost in our camp. Just an FYI. I have used that tarp for three years and initially did not think I would like the camo, but over time I have grown to appreciate it because of its lack of intrusiveness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakozacho View Post
    ... It doesn't seem likely any tarp would be stealthy in both 3-season and winter. In the southern Appalachians, you'd probably need a winter tarp in a drab grey and a 3-season tarp in a good camo pattern or a brown...
    I have a Claytor Diamond Fly for 3 season use and a WB Super Fly for winter. The Superfly is a drab green-grey which might be perfect for you.
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    This sounds counter intuitive, but I like the gray (silver?) sil nylon, it seems to reflect the surrounding colors fairly well. I have hidden behind a small (5' tall, 6' wide), thin (straggly, minimal branches / leaves) bush, walked 50' away & turned around, was unable to clearly see my tarp. Granted, conditions may have been perfect, but I'm content.
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    my black silnylon tarp

    at night I can shine a light on it and it shines like a beacon... so does my digital camo coated nylon tarp.... must be the coating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    at night I can shine a light on it and it shines like a beacon... so does my digital camo coated nylon tarp.... must be the coating
    Yea, my SG "Neo" tarp is invisible in the woods during daylight hours, but as soon as its dark & a flashlight beam or the light from the moon hits it, it may as well be bright white. At the correct time of night, the moon can make it seem back-lit.
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    the jrb 8x8 over a hennessey asym blends in pretty well with its surroundings.

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    I was thinking along the same kind of lines myself. It's still in the mail on its way to me, but I decided to try an Etowah 8x10 tarp in woodland camo. It was either that or the Claytor diamond fly, and I like the rectangle shape for more flexibility. Hoping I'll be happy with woodland pattern for now since it was a lot cheaper than shelling out for multicam or similar. If I wanted to stick with silnylon, I'd probably have gone for dark coyote brown or a good O.D. green like the Speer 8x10. comes in.

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