Guard hair is used for under wings, hair wings, shrimp patterns, etc.
– Guard hair is used for under wings, hair wings, shrimp patterns, etc.
– does not collapse in the water
– Perfect for intruders
Nutria hair is very shiny and stiff with a regressed taper. We use it mostly as a replacement for feather hackle, in particular for support of softer wing materials like marabou and arctic fox. Ideal for support of Intruder wings and Temple Dog-style wings. The Nutria will maintain much better support then a feather under-hackle. Nutria is also a great material for small feelers and antennas on trout and saltwater flies. As a hair wing it is commonly used in smaller shrimp type patterns. The under fur is very soft and works great for tightly dubbed bodies. All in all, Nutria is a fly tying material with a very broad range of applications.