January 3, 2011

Tanuki

coon fur
The Finn Raccoon, or Tanuki, has wonderful bushy, coarse fur, ideal for zonkers or Scandi style tube flies. So what do you do with the leftover trimmings after cutting the fur from the hide? You package them up and send them stateside to your mate who likes to dabble in the dark arts of dubbing, that's what.

coon fur, green
coon fur, purple
Thanks to Brother Si for shipping these dregs across the Atlantic. These will blend up nicely.