Semperfli Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Dispenser
Semperfli Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Dispenser - Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Dispensers are the ultimate in dubbing for your fishing flies as it is very buoyant. Some tyers refer to it as ‘instant moles fur’ or ‘moles fur in different colours’ as its rather similar with a very short fibre. It is absolutely ideal for tiny driy 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 fibres. 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 Dispensers with repeatable colours every time. With Kapok Dry Fly Dubbing Dispensers buoyancy is lost slowly, tests have left it for days in test baths and it very slowly over days absorbs water.