Here’s a natural fur material that has a marabou like action but with more bulk and durability that I wish South Africa fly retailers would consider stocking, Finn Raccoon zonker strips from Eumer. It has so many fly application possibilities for both fresh and saltwater conditions. Super soft fluffy under fur averaging between 25 mm to 75 mm in length is perfect for fly bodies, wings & tails or just dubbing material that is highly absorbent, perfect for those nymph patterns that need to sink quickly. Its Guard hairs are super straight and range in length between 50 mm – 100 mm.
It comes packaged in 40cm lengths but as you can see. just one 10 mm strip of the Finn Raccoon equates to 100 mm of rabbit zonker, so a little really does go a long way!!
There are 12 separate colours for me to work with so over the course of the next month or so I’m going to be tying a lot with this material just to show you how versatile it is.