In the latter stages of last year Semperfli released a whole new and exciting bunch of fly tying materials. Included in these was Kapok Dubbing.
what is Kapok Dubbing?
Kapok dubbing is a highly buoyant, resilient to moisture and quick drying material. This making it the perfect material for tying your dry flies. A little fact – Kapok has been used before in life jackets due to its superb buoyancy and at Semperfli HQ the team there have ran tests on this leaving it in test baths where its taken days to absorb water.
Using This Dubbing
It has to be noted that when tying with this material it is dubbed on correctly. The best way, and to get the most out of it is to NOT dub it on to your thread like you would with a standard dubbing, but split your tying thread. this ensures you don’t crush the fibers and maximize the floatability.
working with the dubbing is a wonder. its super easy to use with sort fibers make it easy to tease apart, especially when your looking for a more sparse and natural body on your dry flies.
some examples of flies i have tied with this dubbing are below.
This dubbing from Semperfli is available in a dubbing selection box or in individual packets through you local semperfli dealers worldwide!
overall Kapok dubbing is definitely my new favourite dubbing for my river dry flies, with the fantastic range of colors it makes it a definite game changer in the dubbing world!