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, Spirit River's Swiss Straw is a great synthetic product that easily replaces or substitutes for raffia in any fly pattern. Use Swiss Straw for convincing wing cases, segmented scud backs, and even emerger wings in both caddis and mayfly patterns. Spirit River Swiss Straw is available in four useful colors.
Spirit River's Swiss Straw is a tremendous synthetic substitute for raffia in a host of artificial fly patterns. This fly tying material is perfect for wing cases, scud backs, and emerger wings in both caddis and mayfly patterns. Spirit River's Swiss Straw is available in medium olive, dark olive, brown, and black colors.
- Synthetic substitute or replacement for raffia
- Great for wing cases, scud backs, and emerger wings
- Colors: medium olive, dark olive, brown, and black
- Caddis Emerger
Leland on Swiss Straw
Many fly tying recipes call for a natural material called raffia, a material traditionally harvested from a species of palm tree found in Africa, Madagascar, or Central and South America. When you either don't want to use raffia or don't have any on hand at your fly tying bench, reach for Spirit River's Swiss straw. This synthetic product simulates the look and feel of natural raffia and d'es so with flying colors! You'll love the way this useful fly tying material feels in your hands and how easy it is to manipulate at the fly tying vise. When tying your favorite Caddis Emergers, Sowbugs and scuds, or constructing that perfect wing case, look no further than Spirit River's Swiss Straw - it'll do the trick!
Leland on Spirit River
Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.
Spirit River on Swiss Straw
"This synthetic material is the best choice to use in lieu of raffia. Makes great wing cases, scud backs, and emerger wings for both caddis and mayflies."
Spirit River on Spirit River
"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.
It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."