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    Wraping with marabou is a wonderful effect. So much better than jusy tying it on the tail. You...are a master

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    Some fox hair jigs I've tied recently.

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    That monkey milk and the blue/gray ones are money! Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiptomylu View Post
    I hardly use the tip of my blood quills, but I to tear the barbules off the stem, but not everyone does. You get a more free action without a stem. Guys tying for a price may not wan to do that because it takes a lot longer, but also a better ty!
    The exception for me is I have tried a little using the mini marabou and that was a little different so I just tied it in and wrapped it up the the head and tied it off using the while farther except the biggest part of the stem.

    Here below is a Roadrunner tied with a mini marabou feather. Then some of my favorite colors in Roadrunners.

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    Those look great. I've been cutting the barbs off the feathers. It makes such a mess. I saw a video of a guy tearing them off. I'm gonna try that.

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    Shoemoo, those look really nice. How stiff is the fox hair? Does it "flow" like marabou in the water?

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    I usually just rip them off too. Either way it’s sort of messy but it’s easier and faster than cutting them I think.
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    Is that arctic fox hair or is it arctic fox tail hair? I use the arctic fox tail a lot. Never tries the hair.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shoemoo View Post
    I use arctic fox body fur in place of marabou. The action is great, there's no waste and it's way more durable. You can buy it at fly shops, but I get mine on eBay. There's some kind of fashion trend in Asia for women to clip fur balls or charms to their purses. You can get them in just about any color you want for under $10 shipped from China.
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    Great looking ty’ s Skip,, love the details.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFlyin View Post
    Shoemoo, those look really nice. How stiff is the fox hair? Does it "flow" like marabou in the water?
    It is very soft and fine. Flows much like marabou in the water and comes to a natural tapered point. It is shorter than the tail fur. If you have a fly shop nearby they probably have some in stock so you can see what the material is like. It is sold on a small patch of hide or cut into zonkers like rabbit. If you get a good patch with a lot of fur on it you can tie a ridiculous amount of jigs. A 1" square patch will easily tie 50+. The density of the fur on the hide can vary though. I've seen some patches without a whole lot of hair on them. Zonkers are usually better, but expensive. Never gotten a thin one from eBay though. I guess the standards are higher for fashion accessories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z520tom View Post
    Is that arctic fox hair or is it arctic fox tail hair? I use the arctic fox tail a lot. Never tries the hair.

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    It is body fur. If you get a pompom from eBay or AliExpress you just cut the stitches and pull the stuffing out and you are left with a patch of hide anywhere from 2-4" square depending on the size. The color shade can vary though. Camera, lighting, monitor all make a difference so you may not get exactly the color you expect. But for basic colors like black, white, hot pink, orange, ect. it's been close enough. Brown and olive have been more problematic since I'm looking for particular shades to match chenille and there's about a million shades of each. I tend to buy those colors from Hareline so I know what I'm getting.
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