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STEP BY STEP - All About Craft Fur


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#16 kelkay

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:06 PM

Wow, the instructions and photos were perfect. You did one heck of a job on it, thank you!!!

#17 bigfoot

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:57 PM

Thomas the SBS instructions look great. I do have a question though I contacted michaels and they said the only craft fur they sell is one inch long from the hide to the tips and it is white. Is this the same craft fur you tied the fly with? BF
THE EARLY BIRD MAY GET THE WORM BUT THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:16 PM

QUOTE (bigfoot @ Mar 18 2011, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thomas the SBS instructions look great. I do have a question though I contacted michaels and they said the only craft fur they sell is one inch long from the hide to the tips and it is white. Is this the same craft fur you tied the fly with? BF


Yes.

#19 bigfoot

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the help Thomas.
THE EARLY BIRD MAY GET THE WORM BUT THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:10 AM

Thanks for this, well done!

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#21 bluegill576

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:08 AM

Do you guys know if AC Moore has craft fur that would be usable for fly tying? That's whats closest to my house.

#22 Flytyer14

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:44 PM

Where do you get the Craft fur?!?!!!?!!?
-Mark Varga

Tyer for 5 years!!

I specialize in tying Classic Salmon Flies as well as some of the more generic trout patterns.

If anyone has a question or is in need of any materials, I can try to point you in the right direction.

#23 bigfoot

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:03 PM

I believe he said he got it at michael's.
THE EARLY BIRD MAY GET THE WORM BUT THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE.

#24 bluegill576

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:39 PM

I just got some at ac moore.

#25 mcfish0751

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:41 PM

For those still looking for longer fur;  the Etsy store online has faux fur to 3 inches long. www.etsy.com/listing/223670842/



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

I use craft fur that is 4" or better, some even 5" long

sorry trade secret, but I do sell it


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#27 mikechell

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 03:35 PM

I don't think the longer furs are as rare now as they were back in 2011.


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#28 DarrellP

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 06:01 AM

Thanks for bringing up this old topic. I am starting to play with some craft fur and other synthetics for bass and salt. Wouldn't have occurred to me to dub it.
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#29 smbeck

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:21 AM

It looks like the first clump still has the underfur in. Does anyone see a reason to keep it in? I always brush it out.



#30 fshng2

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:08 PM

I don't think the longer furs are as rare now as they were back in 2011.


Just like "genetic hackle, it's been genetically engineered through selective breeding.