A Deep Dive in to What To Look For & Avoid When Selecting Hair, Fur & Feathers Three of the most fundamental fly tying components used for saltwater patterns are Feathers, Bucktail, and Rabbit Zonker Strips. Alone and in concert, these three elements are used to create countless fly patterns. They are easily accessible and can be found in an assortment of natural or dyed colors to work with. These basic materials are a must for all saltwater fly tiers. However, not all natural materials are the same, and there are a few things to look for and a several to avoid when shopping. Selecting Natural Materials is A Deep Dive in to What To Look For & Avoid When Selecting Natural Fly Tying Materials like Hair, Fur & Feathers. 35 page downloadable pdf illustrated with ultra-hi resolution images.