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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Angelina Fibres Reply with quote

I have just discovered this material and as yet not brought any but it looks to me to be a very cheap form of Crystal dubbing.
It is available from EBay sellers at around 4.00 for a ten gram pack which makes it cheaper than the product we buy.

Has any one bought or tried it for flytying.
Here is a YouTube link to the craft application it is meant for but both forms look like they would make good dubbing or bait fish bodies.

http://youtu.be/r7eVFxaUafU

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2060353.m570.l1311.R5.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xangeli.TRS0&_nkw=angelina+fibre&_sacat=0
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant stuff, if a trifle fine, been using it for 10 years or so, mixes superbly with hare's ear type dubbings & will "stretch" seals fur, as the cost of that is increasing as it become impossible to import - even Veniard's were out of stock & unable to get any recently !
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a couple a visits to local craft shops and a lot of blank looks, I ordered a couple of packs from eBay.
I know what you mean re seals fur, I was lucky and bought a job lot of eBay for small change last year so have enough to see out my amateur twiddling days.
Looking forward to mixing in some of the Angelina fibres to enhance the seals and rabbit fur that I use.

Do you use a coffee grinder or mix by hand ?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By hand, as the fibres are quite long & need to be torn up, if you use in a c/g, they just melt around the blades, I gather. Have yet to try them in old screw top glass jar with water in though.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has arrived and they are big packs, this lot cost 15 so seems a better deal.
I need to tie some flies now and see how it works.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick update.
Comparing the two in the photo I can see little difference apart from the Veniards bag is 4.99 for a lot less material.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Methinks Mr.Veniard is buying from the same craft store sources....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here is a good looking minnow pattern you can tie using these fibres.

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Looks like a good perch catcher if not the bigger trout.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fryfishing wrote:
And here is a good looking minnow pattern you can tie using these fibres.

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Looks like a good perch catcher if not the bigger trout.

Embedded video! Well done Peter! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Has any one bought or tried it for flytying." Yes, have been using it for couple of years, great stuff! works well.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now use it in lures,bait fish patterns for trout or Perch and chop it up to add to seals fur.
It works on all levels as you know Raffa, some of the colours also have some sort of ultra violet quality that I discovered when I was curing U.V gel heads.
Win win.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fryfishing, "Raffia" is a natural product, usually cream or dyed brown/olive & is used on mayfly/ d.d.l. bodies.

"Swiss Straw" - as our American cousins call it & is also know as Raffene, is a man made product, to which I think you're reffering. Used originally as a back material for the Polystickle & some smaller nymphs like the Chomper.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arkle wrote:
Fryfishing, "Raffia" is a natural product, usually cream or dyed brown/olive & is used on mayfly/ d.d.l. bodies.

"Swiss Straw" - as our American cousins call it & is also know as Raffene, is a man made product, to which I think you're reffering. Used originally as a back material for the Polystickle & some smaller nymphs like the Chomper.


I think Fryfishing is 'referring' to the member Raffa0129 a couple of posts above?
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