Saturday, 5 June 2010

Micro fiber flies

Ever heard of 'Micro fiber', I hadn't until a few weeks ago when Rowland was over from the States. Its a fabric that has the look and feel of a thin leather yet retains half the amount of water,weighs a meer fraction of what normal leather does & comes in a variety of colours . Man you should see this stuff in the water especially when cut to shape and slapped on the back of a hook. I particularly like the beige with the silver sequins moulded into it. They glint much like scales do along a fishes flank.

To be honest when I 1st saw these flies of Rowlands I had my doubts but once you see them being retrieved you'll be amazed at the realistic swimming action this micro fiber gives off. The flies literally came alive. I have a some off cuts he gave me and will definitely be tying me up some of these for this season. Maybe with a trailing hook half way down the tail. They looked a bugger to cast but have since been out this week and had no problem chucking them 15m,which in hindsite is all that is needed. I'm going to down size on the length of the tails by a few inches though to improve on the flies airodynamics, and combine some different materials with it but on a whole I just love these flies and material.

3 comments:

ile-verte said...

hey S imon,
where could we get this stuff?looks real interesting...
thanks.

Clif said...

My couch is microfiber. Suppose the little missus would miss a couple strips?

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Ile-verte, I'm Not sure where to get it but I'd try a womens fabric shop for starters or upholstry companies.