Kapok

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) has been available for many years growing throughout the tropics where it is cultivated for its fibres. Kapok is a moisture-resistant, quick-drying, resilient, and buoyant fibre and weighs only one-eighth as much as cotton. Kapok has been used in life jackets and life boats, supporting as much as 30 times its own weight in water. Additionally with Kapok buoyancy is lost slowly, we have left it for days in test baths and it very slowly over days absorbs 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 with repeatable colours every time. Working with their Pro Team they defined a range of very natural / earthly dubbing colors to produce the best dry fly dubbing available in the market.
Individual Kapok fibres are on average 1.8cm/0.7”, with diameters of 30 to 36 micrometres (a micrometre is about 0.00004 inch) making it finer than even the smallest superfine dubbing, indeed HALF the thickness of superfine dubbings.

  • Kapok has a natural buoyancy so floatant is not necessary
  • Use for bodies or thoraxes, perfect for any dry flies
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Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Adams

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Adams£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Black

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Black£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing BWO

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing BWO£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Caddis Green

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Caddis Green£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Caddis Puppa

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Caddis Puppa£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Cream

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Cream£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Danica

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Danica£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Green

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Green£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Orange

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Orange£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Pink

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Pink£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Purple

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Purple£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Red

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Red£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Yellow

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Fl Yellow£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Grey Brown

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Grey Brown£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Light Brown

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Light Brown£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Light Olive

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Light Olive£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing March Brown

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing March Brown£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Marginata

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Marginata£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Olive

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Olive£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Olive Dun

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Olive Dun£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Pale Olive

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Pale Olive£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Rhyac Green

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Rhyac Green£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Rust

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Rust£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Rusty Orange

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Rusty Orange£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Salmon

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Salmon£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Shrimp Pink

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Shrimp Pink£2.99

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Sulphurea

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Sulphurea£2.99

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Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Tan

Semperfli Kapok Dubbing Tan£2.99

   
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