EP Fibers are a synthetic material that can be used for everything from baitfish patternsto crabs. These are the same materials that the EP flies are tied from. They are available in a wide variety of colors. Since they are synthetic, they do not absorb water, making them a pleasure to cast. Check out the Fly of the Month Archivefor tying instructions.
Gary uses EP Streamer Brush when he ties a lot of crab patterns; including Merkins andToads. The material is on a light wire, making it easy to wrap around a hook shank. The material can then be shaped and trimmed as needed. Check out the Fly of the Month Archive for a recipe using this material.
These are the eyes for realistic baitfish patterns. Available in various sizes and colors,they add the target that many predators look for. The posts can be trimmed to put on thinner patterns, or is can be inserted into popper bodies to make sure they stay on.
Rabbit strips are a favorite among all of our tiers. Easy to use, superb action in thewater, and a huge selection of colors. If you are looking for a way to add movement to a fly, this is the material. Rabbit strips are available in solid colors, barred, two-tones, and different sizes. Cross cut rabbit strips make excellent palmering material.
Deer body hair is used in several fly patterns. It can be used to create poppers, sliders,and a variety of other patterns. Learning to spin deer hair can be a little frustrating, but our staff can show you the proper way and help you turn our great deer hair flies.
Marabou is a material that a lot of people overlook. Fine feathers create a lot ofmovement underwater, without having to strip the fly a lot. This material is great for everything from shad flies to bonefish and tarpon flies. A wide selection of colors is available.
Sili Legs are added to crab patterns and shrimp patterns, to add a little realism. They Also offer a lot of movement in the water, making it easy for fish to locate the fly. With a large selection of colors and styles, they can be used for tons of flies.
Craft fur is another synthetic material that our guys really like. Whether they are tying sliders, shrimp patterns, or some tarpon flies, this material is great. It can be used to add like-like tail movement to a fly, making it a great choice for shrimp patterns. A huge color selection, that can easily be barred with a marker.
Wild Wild Foam is used to create Gary’s favorite top water fly, the Crease Popper. Closed Cell foam with a metallic, reflective material on one side. It can be colored with permanent markers.
Holographic Flash material is used to add a little sparkle to the flies. This material is available is a wide variety of sizes and colors. A little goes a long way, but it can be used to turn a good pattern into a great one.