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FLY TYING YARNS
Mostly used for bodies when tying a fly. Most fly tying shops will have a selection of colors and styles to choose from. Yarn can be spun from many different materials with a wide selection of colors. When yarn is applied on a fly it is usually used to provide the appearance of hair similar to dubbing or to add bulk to the body. Yarn is easy to work with and can quickly cover a large area.

BERLIN WOOL YARN
Berlin yarn is...

Mohair Yarn
Spools of mohair yarn are sold in most fly shops
We have about two dozen different colors, but
most fly tying shops only carry the basic colors.
Yarn
Mohair yarn wrapped on cardboard.

Mohair Goat Yarn
Mohair Goat Yarn

ANGORA MOHAIR GOAT YARN
Mohair yarn is made from the hair of Angora goats. Mohair is very durable with a great luster and sheen. The fibers are easily dyed and can produce some strong colors. The fibers from younger goats will be softer than hair from an older goat.

MOHAIR RABBIT YARN
Often confused with Angora Goat Mohair Yarn. The hair from the Angora Rabbit and are long and soft.

PIGS WOOL YARN
Can be hard to find...

CASHMERE WOOL
Cashmere is very seldom used for fly tying. It is soft with fine fibers that are strong and durable. Because the fibers have small diameter, they will produce less bulk. Natural colors of cashmere wool include shades of white, brown and gray.

ANTRON YARN
Antron is a synthetic material sold at most fly tying shops.

NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL FIBERS
For the most part natural fibers are preferred, but there are some synthetic fibers that are impressive, It is possible to mix natural and synthetic fibers when spinning the yarn. There are fly tying synthetic yarns designed that don't absorb water and will float when constructing dry flies. Then there are exotic materials such as nylon fluorescent yarn and almost anything you can imagine..

MAKE DUBBING FROM YARN
Cut the yarn into small pieces and pull apart the fibers, which can then be used as a dubbing. Some Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies employ this trick when building butts and heads, but will work with any fly tying application that uses dubbing.

We stopped at a yarn shop in Bisbee, Arizona that had spinning wheels and made their own yarn. They used exotic materials from around the world with colors and material structures not found in commercial available yarn. The prices were expensive, but for artistic fly tiers the possibilities and ideas could be overwhelming.

Most synthetic yarn bought from the big box stores are what could be termed as dead, because while they might look nice when dry, when wet the fibers clump up and are lifeless.

Royal Coachman
Royal Coachman Variant
Red yarn was used for the body

FLY TYING THREAD
DUBBING BRUSH


FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING YARN