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Jay Fair's Translucent Swimming Hackle

Jay & Glenn Fair
$3.00

This incredible material is turning the heads of fly tiers like never before.This brush-style material has a cloth core and fibers that have incredible movement. It is applied to the hook like chenille. Once put in the water, the material fibers come alive, unlike anything we have seen. You can trim the fibers material to any length, and to get the most movement fray it out with a piece of Velcro. Great for leeches, buggers, and streamers. The Micro version is ideal for nymphs and damsels.

  • Perfect for leeches, buggers, or anything thing else you can think of
  • 1 1/2 yards per package
  • N/A indicates color not available in that size and color
Color Micro Medium Long
Black #7122 #9660 #9679
Burgundy #7117 #9648 #9676
Brown #7121 #9655 #9677
Burnt Orange #7138 #9650 #9681
Rust #7116 #9649 #9675
Medium Olive #7119 #9654 #9880
Dark Olive #7118 #9653 #9767
Red #7142 #9661 #9680
Nymph Dun #7127 #9652 N/A
Purple N/A #9647 #9761
White #7136 N/A #9763
Chartreuse #7126 #7141 #7146
Bright Orange N/A #9669 #9667
Golden Yellow N/A #9695 #9748
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This incredible material is turning the heads of fly tiers like never before.This brush-style material has a cloth core and fibers that have incredible movement. It is applied to the hook like chenille. Once put in the water, the material fibers come alive, unlike anything we have seen. You can trim the fibers material to any length, and to get the most movement fray it out with a piece of Velcro. Great for leeches, buggers, and streamers. The Micro version is ideal for nymphs and damsels.

  • Perfect for leeches, buggers, or anything thing else you can think of
  • 1 1/2 yards per package
  • N/A indicates color not available in that size and color
Color Micro Medium Long
Black #7122 #9660 #9679
Burgundy #7117 #9648 #9676
Brown #7121 #9655 #9677
Burnt Orange #7138 #9650 #9681
Rust #7116 #9649 #9675
Medium Olive #7119 #9654 #9880
Dark Olive #7118 #9653 #9767
Red #7142 #9661 #9680
Nymph Dun #7127 #9652 N/A
Purple N/A #9647 #9761
White #7136 N/A #9763
Chartreuse #7126 #7141 #7146
Bright Orange N/A #9669 #9667
Golden Yellow N/A #9695 #9748

Reviews (11)

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Buggy-looking for sure, but not a direct replacement for feather hackle. We'll see what the fish think...
Posted by Barry Lindgren on Mar 16th 2021

This material is fantastic. One of my most productive flies is Zack Thurmand’s stillwater swimming hackle leech—check out his video on tying it. My best color combo’s are brown tail with olive under wrap and brown over wrap of the swimming hackle and olive tail with olive under wrap and burnt orange over wrap. Make sure to use marabou plumes for the tail as Zack says. Fished with intermediate sinking line, they are killers.
Posted by Jim Downs on Nov 1st 2020

Nothing adds subtle movement to a leech body like the translucent swimming hackle. Make sure you hit it with the plastic loop-side of some Velcro to open up the tri-lobal fibers and get the best undulation in the water. This out-fishes any other leech or bugger pattern I throw just by varying color and size. Really wish they still made the Brown Olive color. Dear TFS, if there is any hope of getting the Brown Olive back in the rotation please let me know!
Posted by John Hoverson on Jun 23rd 2020

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SKU: FTTSH
Availability: This product generally ships within 24 hours (weekends will ship on Monday)