Kapok Fluoro & Natural Dispenser
Kapok Fluoro and Natural Dispenser a blend of natural and fluoro colors for hot spotting and it is the ultimate in dubbing for your fishing flies as it is very buoyant – indeed it is known as life jackets for flies! Kapok is a natural hollow fibre that when Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Mayfly Dispenser is dubbed into split thread it retains its buoyancy and will help your dry flies float better than any other natural dubbing- it is half the thickness of superfine dubbing!
Some tiers refer to it as ‘instant moles fur or moles fur in different colors as its rather similar with a very short fibre. It is absolutely ideal for tiny dry flies and great for nymphs. It provides perfect definition on small flies instead of an ‘explosion’ of bulky traditional dubbing on a small hook.
Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) is a natural fibre, it has been available for many years growing throughout the tropics where it is cultivated for its fibers. It is a moisture-resistant, quick drying, resilient, and buoyant fibre and weighs only one-eighth as much as cotton. Kapok has historically been used in life jackets and life boats, supporting as much as 30 times its own weight in water.
Traditionally Kapok is very difficult to dye however the team at Semperfli have been working with computer based dying machinery which has enabled it to bulk dye Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Mayfly Dispenser with repeatable colors every time. With Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Mayfly Dispenser fibers buoyancy is lost slowly, tests have left it for days in test baths and it very slowly over days absorbs water.
Our Kapok dubbing including Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Mayfly Dispenser available in a range of hot fluoro spot and very natural / earthy dubbing colors have been defined to produce the best dry fly dubbing available in the market.
Individual Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Mayfly Dispenser fibers are on average 1.8cm/0.7, with diameters of 30 to 36 micrometers (a micrometer is about 0.00004 inch) making it finer than even the smallest superfine dubbing, indeed HALF the thickness of superfine dubbings on the market but with its unique extreme buoyancy.
This comes in our low profile dubbing boxes. Each compartment contains the same amount of dubbing that you get in a standard dubbing dispenser."