These fibers are light, amazingly translucent and have an action between marabou and bucktail. 10" in length, they are perfect fibers to imitate any baitfish pattern for fresh or saltwater including very small patterns. Large flies tied with these fibers are a dream to cast because on the first backcast they will shake the water away; they DON’T ABSORB WATER. Use your imagination and there is no limit to what you can do with these fibers.
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These are a little pricy up front, but great value in the end. Can be used to increase quality presentation for minnows and streamers. I also have used these for emergers and they work great.
The fibers do take a little practice to work with, but once you get the hang of it you can make some incredible flies.
They do foul up some on the hook - but a simple comb will straighten them out right away again.
The HUGE bonus is that these fibers are UNBELIEVEBLY easy to cast - they shed the water on the first backcast making them easy and light to use, and cast with precision.
Now you don't have to be scared of big flies that feel like you are throwing a wet sock. EP fibers make all the difference in the world when you are going big.
I've been using EP Fibers recently for bonefish style flies for carp in the Orange and Rust Brown and they eat them like candy! The bass also attack clousers tied with EP Fibers. You can use it sparingly and it flows well in the water for a synthetic but is not limp or stiff (just right). It reminds me of kiptail though it's translucent. It is thin enough you can build small heads as well. Great material!
These fibers do make some of the best looking saltwater flies I've ever tied. It takes a little bit to get used to tying with them, but it's definitly worth it.
The fly can get fouled easily while casting, but it's not that big of a deal. However, it will get very messy when you catch a fish. You will need to take some time to clean up the fly (have a comb handy). So, don't use it when you are expecting to catch a lot of fish in a short period of time (trout at the lights, spanish mackeral, chasing schools of small redfish, bluefish, etc.)
When you are looking for that one fish that just wont take another fly, pull out something tied with EP fibers.
Just like its cousin, 3D Minnow Fibres, this fibre is versatile in its usage. I use it for crab patterns, as well as creating EP Fibre Minnows. Having this material in your fly tying box, just provides another medium to tie flies when some of the other flies are not working too well. Michael
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