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Back in 2003 I wanted to tie some silver bodied black zonkers for a trip to Bornholm. I didn't have any silver mylar tube for tying them, and it just had to be today.
I went through my box thinking "Mixed Synthetic Dubbing" and pulled out a bag of some kind of silver angel hair.
I cut the fibres into 1-2 cm of length (3/4"), mixed the fibres and put them in a dubbing loop. It worked well.
One of the advantages of this type of body is, that you can make your own color variations and make it grade from light to dark. You can also utilize the short fibres and trimmings, which you did not know what to do with.
Besides that, you can taper the body and make it more or less volumnious by trimming it after you have spun the hair or after you have turned the dubbing brush on the hook.
Here is a short guide and an example of a simple no-name fly.