Overall: 4.3 / 5 based on 10 reviews
8 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
This is usually used for salt water. But the "ice" micro - makes a good mini-bugger on a 14 nymph hook that trout love. Make a small Wolley Bugger without the hackle and fish like a nymph. Tan works well.
excellent woolly -
excellent for tying woolly buggers. Rainbow seem to like the color.
estaz eggs -
By: flyfishingsteel from pulaski ny
Great product for tying estaz eggs, and flashy steelhead flies. Durable, easy to tie and great colors
By: BKill from Upstate NY
Top 25 Contributor
Buy genuine estaz. This material comes apart in hand. It's not horrible, but there's better stuff to use.
Beginner - Easy to work with. -
By: RJCIII from Northern, New Jersey
I am a beginner to fly tying. This product worked well, even with my bumbling and constant re-doing. It is easy to work with and enabled me to almost immediately produce estaz egg flies comparable to the ones I just purchased. Very pleased with this product.
"Retriever" Streamers -
I use ice chenille to tie the "golden" retriever in a variety of colors. It's an extremely productive streamer. Try yellow, black, white and pink. On black and white streamers, I tie a red saddle hackle on the head, swept backward. It gives the appearance of a wounded minnow. Use a bead head and even lead body to fish this streamer deep.
Falls Apart--No Durability -
This stuff looks great, but it just falls apart in your hands. Perhaps I got an old package of Micro Ice Chenille, but at least 50% of the reflective fibers fell off the core string while I was in the process of tying a fly. I was not tying especially fast or vigorously, either--being quite gentle, actually. I gave up tying the fly because I figured there would be no point to fishing it, given how easily the chenille fell apart.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 10/26/2010 5:14:35 PM
Orvis Customer Service contacted this customer to express regret that this chenille didn't meet his expectations, and to apologize for any inconvenience. We want our customers to be 100% pleased with all of their purchases from Orvis. We will gladly exchange or refund any purchase.