It’s all about the width of the fringe. The width of the strands is about half of the standard material.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “What is the difference between bandaboo and regular material?”. Both come in one yard packages on bands and can be used together or separately. Standard cut is what 90% of the commercial flies on the Great Lakes are made out of, and bandaboo has been used for making hair type flies. People frequently mix both types together.
Bandaboo is similar to material found in hanks at the store, but is on a band. This eliminates the need to count threads, and your flies will be more consistent and neater.
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