Semperfli Swiss Straw & Thin Skin Shell Backs

Semperfli Swiss Straw - Synthetic Raffia

Many fly patterns both classic and modern call for raffia, a material harvested from a species of palm tree generally found in Africa, Madagascar, or Central and South America. If you don’t have any on hand, Semperfli's Swiss Straw is a tremendous synthetic alternative that easily substitutes for raffia in any fly pattern. Use Semperfli Swiss Straw for convincing wing cases, segmented scud backs, and even emerger wings in both caddis and mayfly patterns. Semperfli Swiss Straw is available in six useful colors.

The Semperfli Raffia is very strong, almost impossible to tear crosswise, but can be easily separated lengthwise. Always cut out the required amount with scissors, don’t tear it! By twisting your prepared Swiss Straw strip in the middle you will find it a lot easier to tie in place. Fix Swiss Straw with figure-8 wraps behind the eye in the spent position, and then pull backward and wrap the base, use tent shaped Swiss Straw for sedge wings or flat for spinner wings or standing up for mayfly wings. You can also use Swiss Straw for nymph wing cases on stone flies or the backs on your scuds, emerger nymphs and Czech nymphs. You can colour or make mottled patterns using permanent markers making this a highly versatile material.  

- Synthetic substitute or replacement for raffia
- Great for wing cases, scud backs, and emerger wings
- Colors: cream, yellow, green, brown, Hot pink & grey colors.

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Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Black

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Black£2.50

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Clear

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Clear£2.50

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Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Dark Tan

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Dark Tan£2.50

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Olive

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Olive£2.50

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Orange

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Orange£2.50

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Pink

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Pink£2.50

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Yellow

Semperfli Bug Shell Back Thin Skin Yellow£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia 10 Colour Multicard

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia 10 Colour Multicard£4.95

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Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Baby Pink

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Baby Pink£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Black

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Black£2.50

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Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Blue

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Blue£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Brown

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Brown£2.50

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Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Cream

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Cream£2.50

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Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Emerald

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Emerald£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Green

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Green£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Grey

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Grey£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Hot Pink

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Hot Pink£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Orange

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Orange£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Red

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Red£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Sky Blue

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Sky Blue£2.50

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Yellow

Swiss Straw Synthetic Raffia Yellow£2.50