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#1 ejcrist

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:24 PM

There's a pattern I'd like to tie called the Bush Pig. It's a nice looking streamer that I believe originated from a fellow (bloke) in Australia. Here's the link: http://www.flyangler...pdf/BUSHPIG.pdf

 

Anyway, the pattern calls for Tiewell Ghost Fibre and DNA Holofusion for the body. I have plenty of Holofusion but apparently the Ghost Fibre isn't available at any of the popular fly tying supply places I know of online or in stores locally. From the pictures it's hard to tell what we have available here in the U.S. that's close enough - it looks like any number of synthetic fibers I'm familiar with but of course I can't tell it's texture, etc. Does anyone know where to get this material, or has anyone used a substitute successfully?

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:54 PM

You may wish to call Fly Tyers Dungeon and speak with Mad Scientist. He may know the generic product or a close fascimile. He carries stuff that resembles it, although I don't have a great picture of the pattern via this device.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:38 PM

Welcome to the forum.
I am not familiar with this material.
However I found out that it is polypropylene and that it does not absorb water. I found it called Roman Moser Ghost Fibre and JMC Ghost fiber.
I couldn't find a local vendor either only across the pond.
Check out attached link for poly bear, maybe this would work.
http://www.feather-craft.com/poly-bear

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:28 AM

did you try here

 

https://www.alpinean...23B886192348C10

 

what would be wrong in just using holofusion in the appropriate colors

 

ice dub shimmer fringe

 

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farrar blends

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:11 AM

From the looks of the fly on the link ... you could, probably, use any of the craft fur versions available.


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#6 ejcrist

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:24 AM

Welcome to the forum.
I am not familiar with this material.
However I found out that it is polypropylene and that it does not absorb water. I found it called Roman Moser Ghost Fibre and JMC Ghost fiber.
I couldn't find a local vendor either only across the pond.
Check out attached link for poly bear, maybe this would work.
http://www.feather-craft.com/poly-bear

 

I think you're right about the Poly Bear being plenty close enough. I'll order some of that and see how she turns out. 

 

I also thought about just using all Holofusion but I'm guessing that would be a little flashier than the pattern calls for. I think using craft fur would would result in the opposite - too little flash. As far as action is concerned I think Holofusion would be the same as the ghost fiber since they're both in the original pattern but craft fur might be a little too stiff.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

Maybe we're thinking of different things.   The craft fur I have is one of the softest, most "flowing" fibers in my cache.  It's the one I use the least, because of it's propensity to wrap around the hook.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

My craft fur is very supple as well. But then again it's from Joan's, so it isn't exactly fly tying material.