Posts Tagged ‘Carpet fibers

09
Sep
12

Fly Tying With Carpet Samples

Of late, well the last 2+ years, I have been preoccupied with hoarding houses (Mom/Aunt…Hoarding Woes & You). Today, I found this carpet sample deal and considered portions of it for fly tying.

Here the colors are more evident. This is short fibered carpet. Each twisted fiber is approximately 1/3″. I selected several colors. Each swatch is, of course, enough for several years of tying what? Caddis patterns, we shall see and I will share.

07
Aug
10

Fly Tying: Keep Eyes Open for Materials

By all means support your local fly shop and online resources for fly tying materials. But, also explore a bit in craft stores, bead shops, fabric stores, yarn shops and like today when cleaning out a house of this and that. This morning I came across a carpet remnant that appears to be comprised of Antron fibers. I exercised restraint and cut out a few patches of the carpet, enough to provide a decade of material.

Cut up and blended or brushed out for a shroud or left twisted for an extended abdomen, the Antron is a synthetic material that has several uses in fly tying. It was headed for the dumpster, but enough was salvaged to satisfy years worth of recreational tying.




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