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Strag­gly string, goose feathers and bug bod­ies for your vice work

Big flies, lit­tle re­sis­tance

This dyed strag­gly string – avail­able in a vast range of plain and mixed colours – is wound to form bulky, yet wind-re­sis­tant bod­ies and hack­les on big salt­wa­ter, pike, sal­mon and sea-trout flies. Each fi­bre is 20mm long from core to tip, giv­ing an over­all width when wound of 40mm. Be­cause the fi­bres are long, they pulse and col­lapse. Sim­ply catch the core on to the hook shank and wind in touch­ing turns. Try a few turns in place of a dub­bing ball be­hind In­truder head hack­les. Colours are black, black-and-or­ange, blue, bronze, brown, char­treuse, Christ­mas (mo­saic), Den­nis the Men­ace, cop­per, cream, flu­oro dark pink, flu­oro or­ange, flu­oro sal­mon roe, flu­oro shrimp pink, flu­oro sil­ver, gold, green, lime, lichen, pale pink and red. Four me­tres per pack.

Use to form a body, tho­rax or dub­bing ball.

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