fisheye56

Craft Hair

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A few weeks ago found a web site with a company that sells hand tied jigs and flys. Used my head and started to tie my own.Had to go back and relearn some things but on the right track.I'm mixing feathers and craft hair for the right profile and colors.{ Floating flys} for spots. I need to find a place where I can buy diffrent colors of craft hair for less than the HIGH end fly shops here in Atlanta.Can anybody help?

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used their stuff Sat.{Punisher} only problems for me was their jig kept me hung up in trees all day, don't know if it is the weak weed guards or the shape of the head started tieing my own last weekend. I also used the floating fly it is killer!!!

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Im finding out not all craft hair is alike, For my needs the quality needs to be high with the fibers need to be long. A polar fiber works except when tieing bass jigs the length of fibers is critical.Thanks ps Did a word search and nothing yet!

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boy, you are right that not all material labeled "craft hair" is the real deal. Watch out for Craft Furl, which is not exactly the same as craft hair.

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Orvis, and Fish Hawk here in Atl. Have it it must say select craft hair or fibers are not long enough for my application.But only Land Rovers and Benz's are allowed in parking lots there!I have paided for that sm. pac 4.00-6.00 for one ouch! The fibers really do well in holding sents and love the combinations of colors I can think of depending on the color of the forage.

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P.S. Polar fur works for the the floating flys and perch jigs I make really forms well after doctored with sents LIFE LIKE then add duck,chucker,other flecthings and mylar to really seal the deal.That floating fly stuff has changed my world on suspended spots this winter WOW!

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Some PA boys I know swear by craft hair jigs in the winter.

Punisher sells a variety pack for about $30 I'm thinking about getting.

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Dutchman,

Save yourself the time and money of having to replace materials and get the Punisher pack for around $30. You won't be disappointed.

Fatman

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Got Punisher's hair. Great stuff. I just read on a saltwater site where they cut the hair in 1/4" strips like zonkers and then palmer it on a hook. This could be done with a jig also. Going to try it.

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