FLY TYING FOR ALASKA RIVERS OFTEN REQUIRES RABBIT HAIR STRIPS.
The cheapest way to get your rabbit hair strips is to buy a pelt of your color choice and cut the strips yourself. I’ve found the best way to cut your own strips is with a wooden ruler and a razor blade. If you are real serious about cutting your own strips there are products available to help you do this faster. It is messy but worth it if you plan on using a lot of rabbit fur strips. I haven’t used this product before but have heard good things about it. It is a leather lace table top cutter. I will be getting on soon. I use rabbit fur for king salmon, silver salmon and rainbow trout patterns on the kenai river and other fisheries in Alaska.
Give us a call, we are happy to share any information with you that we have about fly tying for ALASKA rivers. We are taking bookings for the upcoming season so if you are planning a trip to Alaska give us a call and we will be happy to work with you in designing your fishing vacation.
Tight lines and have fun tying,