Possum is one of the most underrated furs used today and is available in many natural colours from creams, through tans to reddish browns and black. Also dyed to suit required colours. The fur varies from being extremely short (5mm) around the mask to very long (30mm) along the spine. Unlike many furs, Possum has a crinkly structure that enables the tyer to achieve a bulkier looking fly whilst using less material. Its fineness makes it very easy to dub. One of the best emergers patterns is the possum fur emerger. The creams and tan make good Caddisfly adult imitations whereas the other colours are adaptable to a multitude of patterns. Darker fur is suitable for tying Mudeye imitations.