I received a fly (for steelhead) from a friend who wanted me to make up a dozen or so. The body material is confusing. it looks like either a chenille with very fine hair-like fibers (could be synthetic, as they are finer than calf tail) and very fine tinsel, but the fibers are about an inch long. The material is "palmer wound" the length of the body leaving a shaggy body made of the hair and tinsel.

The other option i was guessing at was that this was some twisted dubbing with these long fibers and fine tinsel twisted into a homemade chenille.

Anyone ever heard of a material like this? I have seen some, but the length is throwing me off, as everything like this i have seen is either much shorter strands, or much longer strands.

Thanks for any thoughts