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Since I started tying, I've acquired quite an exotic assortment of materials. As many of you also may have done in the past, I tend to buy materials for specific flies, then forget what flies I planned on tying or why I bought the materials. Going through my materials tonight, I found the following:
mylar tubing, raffia, ice chemille, chinese boar, stripped hackle quills, body glass, quill bodies, turkey quills & biots, squirrel tails, purple floss...
so, what can I tie with all this stuff?
Mylar tubing - minnow bodies. Turkey quill: caddis flies. Biots: Princes and biot-bodies. Chinese boar: don't have a clue, but if it was boring in china, it's probably boring here as well.
"mylar tubing, raffia, ice chemille, chinese boar, stripped hackle quills, body glass, quill bodies, turkey quills & biots, squirrel tails,purple floss..."
mylar tubing- covering for pencil poppers, bodies for streamers, wrapped like hackle it makes a great body for bonefish type flies, also an ingredient for Surf candies
raffia- most often used as wing cases for nymphs
ice chenille- body wrap for flashy flies, shrimps, saltwater streamers, a flashy addition to poppers, primary use is to make the body for sparkle woolly buggers
Stripped hackle quills- great body material for dry flies and certain nymphs. Makes a very delicate, but realistic looking insect body.
Body glass- most often used in stonefly nymphs and bonefish fly bodies
turkey quills- make excellent pencil poppers, can also be stripped to make dry fly bodies
biots- great tailing materials for stonefly nymphs, also used for bodies on dries and nymphs, also used as wing cases on the prince nymph
squirrel tails- great winging materials- used for salmon flies and streamers
purple floss- used for purple and snipe soft hackles, steelhead flies, bodies for b****flies
started my streamer "obsession" with a s.t. streamer. a BH sq. tail ....hmmmmmm.
purple floss......could make a nice necklace?! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
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