Catgut is a great fly tying material and flies tied with a catgut look very realistic.
Catgut is a natural material it is prepared from the natural fibre in the wall of the intestines of sheep and goats then they are twisting to the ribbons and joining them in wet condition plus giving the monofilament finish. In its dry state, it is a dry, stiff quite springy cord. The natural colour is a dirty cream with the odd glassy clear patch.
Catgut is a stiff material. In its dry state, it is a dry, stiff quite springy cord. The natural colour is a dirty cream with the odd glassy clear patch.
When well soaked in water its physical/structural state changes dramatically. It swells noticeably and goes ultra-limp and the entire cord takes on a milky translucence.
Catgut is a stiff material. If you work with it you will should keep in warm water for 3-5 min. When the material goes translucent and soft you can use it. Don''t put the entire material in water. Just leave in the water only the part that you are using.
Don''t apply any coat on them after the end of tying !!! We do not recommend to make it. You destroy the catgut on your flies !!
Alojz Donoval and Kamil Kubicek have been producing DOHIKU Barbless Hooks since 2006. Their friend, Igor Hribik, was the first to fish and to test the DOHIKU hooks, lending much important feedback on the quality of the hooks. Together these Slovak fly fishermen designed the hooks distinctive shape and through their shared knowledge and experience created a unique, original barbless hooks. Fly fishing is more than just fishing for these men; it is their way of life and passion. The hooks have evolved since the original design and this development continues with much enthusiasm. The DOHIKU Barbless