- Dec 28, 2022
- SC /NC Pa
What are your favorite materials for tying quill body flies? Natural, synthetic,tips ,and tricks input and discussion on such is appreciated.
Are you referring to the legging material? I never thought of using that as a body wrap.I've taken a shine to spandex, Span-flex or whatever it's being called. It does a lot of what actual quill will do. Not as shiny, but way easier and it doesn't inherently sink. And its translucent. I don't know why it isn't a more popular material.
They're the same thing as the magic quills by gaga flies (who "invented" them), but they're twice the price. With the clear synthetic quills (magic quills or semperfli) you can adjust the color w/ the thread color used underneath or wrap floss over the thread base with gaps to get a variegated color.I bought some Semperfli clear quills and plan to use a Coptic marker. Anyone ever use Semperfli quills?