A "must have" fly tying material for tube fly tyer and one of the best, and most versatile, materials for tying bass, saltwater, and trout flies too.
The properties of Tanuki Finn Raccoon hair enable the fly tyer to meet many needs.
When the guard hairs and under fur are tied in together it makes one of the best fly tying materials available. The hair ties in with minimal bulk & has a very full appearance,. It has an undulating action in the water. Guard hairs average 2" to 4" in length and are straighter and less flexible than than the underfur. They are excellent as a tailing or winging material on trout streamers, salmon and steelhead flies.
The underfur is very soft and fluffy and comes alive in the water like marabou. Averaging 1" to 3" in length it is excellent as a tailing material on streamers or as a dubbing on trout flies. Being highly absorbent it helps your fly sink quickly.