I really like craft fur as a winging material for Clousers and other big flies. When I bought a bunch of salt water Polar Fibre at John B's Fly and Light Tackle Shop in Stuart, Florida, John was kind enough to demonstrate its use on several flies. He cuts the fibers from the backing. He also holds the cut fibers in the middle of their length and brushes the fibers several times to get rid of the short pieces. I have pretty much followed John's lead. I used a pet brush to get rid of the short fiber. Save those short fibers and give them a whirl in your coffee grinder. The craft fur blends well and makes wonderful dubbing. Great material, all the way around!
You had better learn to be a happy camper. You only get one try at this campground and it's a real short camping season.
[This message has been edited by Eight Thumbs (edited 07 June 2005).]