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theboz 04-04-2013 06:28 PM

Material Quest
 
I tie quite a few baitfish patterns and crusteacians with Antron Fiber. Currently i get it from my fly shop in small packages from a PA company called HiVis and its just great stuff. It comes in a bunch of colors but the way it comes its great if you were dubbing but not so great for streamers and flys that need the fibers fairly lined up. Ive tried carpet stores for scraps or even medium size pieces but with only minimal success.
So basically what Im looking for if anyone has seen or used it is Antron Fiber either on a patch or in rug form or anyway that would have it so the fibers could be cut in nice clumps.Thanks for any suggestions in advance.

bigfishcatcher 04-04-2013 10:22 PM

Re: Material Quest
 
I'm not sure if this helps you, but if you take apart nylon webbing, and brush the stuff inside it out with velcro, it's a lot like antron

itchmesir 04-04-2013 10:41 PM

Re: Material Quest
 
i'd like to see some of these patterns... could maybe better point you in a direction... have you checked out Flytyersdungeon?

stenacron 04-04-2013 11:51 PM

Re: Material Quest
 
It's in rope form, but this is the real deal, all colors: LaFontaine Private Label - Sparkle Yarn

flytire 04-05-2013 04:59 AM

Re: Material Quest
 
i have no problems pulling a few hivis fibers out of the package

use a pair of tweezers if your fingers are too big or you just want to pull some fibers

you can take the entire wad out of the baggie, pull the amount of fibers you need and then just fold the wad to return to the baggie

Remove the hiviz and use a rubber band or a twist tie to keep it together

Be creative, experiment

Rip Tide 04-05-2013 08:33 AM

Re: Material Quest
 
The yarn used for "hooking" rugs is antron and comes in bolts that look like this.
The stuff is perfect for flies like merkins and toads. It just needs to be combed out.
http://img2.etsystatic.com/002/0/548...70098_nj4p.jpg

silver creek 04-05-2013 10:50 AM

Re: Material Quest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theboz (Post 544063)
I tie quite a few baitfish patterns and crusteacians with Antron Fiber. Currently i get it from my fly shop in small packages from a PA company called HiVis and its just great stuff.

Can you post a close up photo of the material so we can see the color and appearance?

theboz 04-05-2013 11:22 AM

Re: Material Quest
 
Thank you all ! I am going to check out the stuff Rip posted looks like exactly what i need. Im guessing that i can get that at a craft store Rip?

Rip Tide 04-05-2013 11:28 AM

Re: Material Quest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theboz (Post 544264)
. Im guessing that i can get that at a craft store Rip?

I think so.
Someone once gave me a shopping bag full. A life time supply.
So I've never had to go looking for it.

theboz 04-05-2013 11:37 AM

Re: Material Quest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rip Tide (Post 544266)
I think so.
Someone once gave me a shopping bag full. A life time supply.
So I've never had to go looking for it.

Myself and another guy have been looking for a source for this stuff for quite sometime now. With all the rug stores and contractors we talked to never crossed my mind that people make rugs! Thanks again!


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