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#1 mylobass

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:27 AM

I tie with EP hair, supreme hair, Steve Farrer and bucktail.  I want to try my hand at tying hollow streamers and see craft hair, craft fur mentioned a lot.  Is this the same craft hair I see on the shelves at Hobby Lobby and Michaels?  What is meant by extra select?  



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:48 AM

some of the craft store hair is shorter andstiffer    extra select is longer and in my opinion the best out there  rich mc



#3 sandflyx

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:09 AM

I carry 4" and longer craft fur


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#4 mylobass

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:57 PM

So the basic kids craft stuff is not the same thing........        Thanks guys!



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:26 PM

It's a little different still works on smaller Flys or big ones just depending on how you use it, that being said the select stuff is better.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:33 PM

Extra select is just a commercial designation. I don't remember seeing plain select.
In any case, whatever they call it, Hareline's is the longest I have seen.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:50 PM

If you can check it out the craft store stuff isn't that bad, Darice brand is really good.   

 

It's hard to find but the BEST I ever tyed with was a brand called Doug's Bugs - it was really nice stuff.  They sold out to Targus and I have a bunch of the Targus brand.   

 

The Hareline stuff is really good and through some good deals I've got a lot of it.  I used to like tying with the Punisher Brand craft fur but I don't know if they switched suppliers but I ended up moving away from it. 

 

When your at flea markets or yard sales if you can find the old Troll dolls yank the hair out it works really good. 


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:30 PM

4" + long with flash-a-bou right in it !

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#9 vicente

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:46 PM

Where'd you get that sandfly?

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:51 PM

as a dealer had it made. even found a way to dye it.

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#11 vicente

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

How can I get some, and how much is it?

#12 Bimini15

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

That looks great, sandflyx.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:47 PM

as a dealer had it made. even found a way to dye it.

Nice stuff :)


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

check out my site its in my signature


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:37 PM

Signatures don't show up in mobile or I probably would've figured that out. Pretty good price I will most likely get some.