WHAT IS STRAGGLE STRING UV?
At first glance Straggle String UV may seem like many of the other “fritz” type tying materials...
Take a closer look though and you will find Straggle String UV is a carefully developed fly tying material
and NOT just another off the peg product poached from the textiles trade.
A FEW FACTS ABOUT STRAGGLE STRING UV
-Finer core than typical “fritz” type materials
-Widest range of natural fly tying colours available
-Colours chosen by and dyed by the Semper Fli team
-Coded colours to integrate with the Semper Fli dubbing system
-Reduced fibre density (less like a blob more like legs or a hackle)
-Reflective/refractive fibres provide insect-like iridescence
-Subtle UV properties give the impression of life-like movement
WHAT CAN STRAGGLE STRING UV BE USED FOR?
-The fact is it’s really up to you... but here are a few tips and tricks from the Semper Fli team to get you started.
-The fine core means really slim bodies are possible. Try SF3300 on a curved hook for a fantastic bloodworm pattern or any of the natural colours under a shellback for a superb (and very quick to tie) shrimp.
-Lower fibre density coupled with fine core makes great thoraxes for bead head flies.
-The fine core absorbs much less water than standard fritz meaning Straggle String UV can be used in dry fly patterns
-Finer material means smaller flies. Sizes 16, 18, and 20 can easily be tied.
-The wide range of natural colours is great for imitating the natural invertebrates that make up fishes’ diet.
-Bright and fluoro colours2