Unlike any other dry fly dubbing. Kapok's unique floating ability makes it even better than poly yarns and other dry fly dubbings.
Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) as a natural environmentally friendly material 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 lifeboats, supporting as much as 30 times its own weight in water. Additionally with Kapok buoyancy is lost slowly, even when left 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 our Pro Team we defined a range of very natural/earthly dubbing colours 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.
1.5 grams per sleeve