After 20 years of tying flies, I have to say one of the most versatile materials I have ever incorporated into my tying is craft fur. I love the stuff and have used it in a lot of patterns; however, I fell in love with it all over again a few years back when I discovered extra-select craft fur. It overcame one of my only complaints about the original doll hair, which was that it was too short overall. The extra-select variety is anything but stubby. It's long, subtle and, most importantly, breathes in the water when it's manipulated. As for the EP dubbing brushes (I prefer the Anadromus and Shrimp Dub styles), to put it simply, I think they're the best things since someone put the ice in ice cream. Talk about a product that really brings some ease and enjoyment back to fly tying.