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. For tips on how to use this material please go here.
* The natural colours have a fair degree of variation to them. For example the “Natural Brown” varies from almost black to a light brown. The length of the guard hair also varies somewhat. Shorter hair lends itself better for smaller flies, longer for bigger flies. If you have a specific type of hair in mind just let us know (email or call or place message with order), and we will make sure that you get what you are looking for.