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  1. #11
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    Check out a product called:

    "Aunt Lydia's rug yarn" I don't know how many colors they make but it's available at most of your hobby / Craft supply stores. I've also heard it referred to as "Sparkle Yarn." You can buy a lifetime supply for $0.99

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    Default Sparkle Yarn

    Be careful, I would not use sparkle yarn for dry flies. It is not a polypropelene. It is very useful for subsurface flies, I use it all the time when tying permit crab flies, but it is an entirely different material that doesn't inhibit sinking. Very useful stuff. I have also found that the yarn sold in craft stores tends to be limper and does not have the shimmer of the stuff sold in fly shops.

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    I believe Aunt Lydia's is used for the veil on a LaFontaine caddis pupa.

    sb
    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau

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    As for "antron" or "Z-lon", I believe these are trade names and the material is clsoer to nylon than anything else...it will not float without some sort of treatment.
    That's a good point, AA. I believe the good people at LRO would be willing to sell you a number of different flotant formulas as well as some good yarn.

    I should have clarified in my earlier post that Aunt Lydia's is best for bodies on certain fly patterns. I used Aunt Lydia's rug yarn and a dubbing twister for the body on this version of the Serendipity. Of course this has nothing to do with the posts on parachute flies, but for the general yarn discussion....


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