The Semperfli Straggle String UV Micro Chenille at first glance may seem like many of the other fritz type fly tying materials. Take a closer look though and you will find it is a carefully developed fly tying material and not just another off the peg product poached from the textiles trade.
The Semperfli Straggle String UV Micro Chenille features a finer core than typical fritz type materials, the widest range of natural fly tying colours available made of forty-four shades, colours chosen by and dyed by the Semperfli team, coded colours to integrate with the Semperfli dubbing system. As an example it can be matched with the Semperfli Superfine Dubbing or the Semperfli Ice Dubbing. This modern and fine material is also characterised by reduced fibre density, ideal to imitates legs or hackles, reflective and refractive fibres that provide insect-like iridescence, subtle UV properties that give the luminescent impression of life-like movement.
The Semperfli Straggle String UV Micro Chenille can be used for a wide range of applications. The fine core means really slim bodies are possible. As an example try the SF3300 Red colour on a curved hook as the Partridge Barbless Grub Straight-Eye for a fantastic bloodworm pattern or any of the natural colours under a shellback as the Semperfli Bug Shell Back Ultra Thin Skin or the Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin for a superb and very quick to tie shrimp. Lower fibre density coupled with fine core makes great thoraxes for bead head flies, both based on Tungsten Slotted Beads or Tungsten Counter Hole Beads.
The fine core absorbs much less water than common other UV materials, meaning that the Semperfli Straggle String UV Micro Chenille can be used also in dry fly patterns. Finer material means smaller flies. Hook sizes as 16, 18, and 20 can easily be tied. The wide range of natural colours is great for imitating the natural invertebrates that make up fish's diet.
The Semperfli Straggle String UV Micro Chenille are available in single bobbins as Semperfli Straggle String, and in a mixed pack multicard format as the Semperfli Straggle String Naturals Collection, the Semperfli Straggle String Steelhead Collection, and the Semperfli Straggle String Standard Collection.