Fly tying materials continue to get better and better. The range of materials is the best it has ever been and usability has not suffered. Here are two examples.
Raven and Wolf EBT Dubbing is not the brain child of a former financial statement analyst; rather, EBT -- Everything But The -- is a reference to "Everything But the Kitchen Sink." This dubbing has all the things:
UV Fibers? Yes.
Tinsel? Why not.
Varied Rubberlegs? Of course.
Easy to dub dry fly dubbing. Yep.
Try this for a thorax-leg combo using the following method.
Create a dubbing loop and twist it up
Cut or pick any visibly caught rubber legs
Pick it out
Beautifully messy and buggy with one material. Here's an example:
Raven and Wolf Bugger Dub is a short base dubbing with long rubber legs. This dubbing was designed specifically to replace the chenille and hackle on bugger style flies. To do this, create a dubbing loop, spin it up, pick/cut trapped legs, and then wrap forward. Strong and durable with lots of movement.
Here's an example of a simple bugger using this one material that replaces two: