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Average Customer Rating: (15 Reviews) Write Review
Great action but Heavy
Reviewer: A viewer from Christiansburg, VA
This fur looks really good in the water for a synthetic material and has a lot of undulation. I would only recommend it for smaller patterns or limited use (ex. for wool-type heads) on a fly however because it is really heavy and doesn't shed water very readily on the false cast if tied in thick. This only became a problem when I substituted craft fur for bucktail on large bass/pike/musky streamers (the fibers are also a little too short for that application). Otherwise it works nicely and is easy to work with. I have also experimented with using permanent marker on the fibers and they seem to take the markers well but I can't comment yet on how well the marker lasts.
Best for Gary LaFontaine's Cranefly Larva
Reviewer: A viewer from Southern Connecticut
Gary LaFontaine used this material to make dubbed bodies for his very successful cranefly larva. This pattern is especially effective during periods of high, but not too discolored, water. The fibers are quite long, so it pays to cut them a bit shorter before dubbing.
Reviewer: A viewer from Peralta, NM US
This craft fur is a great product for the price. JS Fly Fishing has the best price Ive seen and you get a large amount of material. I have used this as winging materials for streamers such as Strolis' Headbanger. Also works great in dubbing brushes to make great bodies on baitfish patterns