Rainbow Beaver Flymph

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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:10 pm

Roadkill wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:02 pm Ron,

Just Google Firestar Trilobal Nylon fibers, many fiber arts shops have it. 8-) I bought from 2 different ones. ;)

This has come a long way from starting with LaFontaine and Dazzleaire from a craft shop decades ago. :D

Bill
I still have a bunch of Aunt Lydia's Sparkle Yarn from those days.
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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by Mike62 » Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:33 pm

Roadkill wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:54 pm Here is the Rainbow Trilobal Nylon I blended with the beaver in about equal proportions.
ImageRIMG3720 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

You can see the glint of the nylon all over the body...
ImageRIMG3729 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

the dubbing comes close to the shade of the Black Peacock Ice Dubbing I use.

:idea: My next blend will use all the colors of the UV Trilobal Nylon I have with the beaver for a hot body steelhead fly. ;)
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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:33 pm

Mike62 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:33 pm
Roadkill wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:54 pm Here is the Rainbow Trilobal Nylon I blended with the beaver in about equal proportions.
ImageRIMG3720 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

You can see the glint of the nylon all over the body...
ImageRIMG3729 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

the dubbing comes close to the shade of the Black Peacock Ice Dubbing I use.

:idea: My next blend will use all the colors of the UV Trilobal Nylon I have with the beaver for a hot body steelhead fly. ;)
Timothy Leary lives ...and he's a fly tier!
I just ordered two packages of the stuff. Want one? Maybe once the rain stops we can meet up at Alvin's again. Maybe bring coffee if we have to sit in the driveway again.
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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by Theroe » Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:46 am

Very nice to see the great Northwoods contingent of the FLymph Forum is alive and well!
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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:44 am

Theroe wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:46 am Very nice to see the great Northwoods contingent of the FLymph Forum is alive and well!
We are alive and well. Fly boxes are full (at least mine), but the rivers are near flood stage due to snow melt and three days of torrential rain and the lakes still have a sheet of ice on them. Open water fishing here in the south zone starts April 1st. Yeah, April Fool's Day. With the water conditions as they are, I'll be sitting here on the computer.
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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by tworod » Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:59 am

Here is a link to an Ebay seller that I have ordered from.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=cr ... 61.l170197

Firestar and Angelina fibers are what are marketed in the fly tying trade as Ice, Arizona, Krystal, SLF, Prism, Spectrum, you name it, dubbing. It is all the same. The only difference in all of them is how they mix their color ranges.
Note that Angelina is a larger size than Firestar. All of these fibers are used in fabric.
You will get a better deal than ordering through fiber/craft dealers than fly tying sources. Isn't that always the case?
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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:11 pm

tworod wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:59 am Here is a link to an Ebay seller that I have ordered from.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=cr ... 61.l170197

Firestar and Angelina fibers are what are marketed in the fly tying trade as Ice, Arizona, Krystal, SLF, Prism, Spectrum, you name it, dubbing. It is all the same. The only difference in all of them is how they mix their color ranges.
Note that Angelina is a larger size than Firestar. All of these fibers are used in fabric.
You will get a better deal than ordering through fiber/craft dealers than fly tying sources. Isn't that always the case?
Ordered mine at the same place. They shipped really fast. Product should be here Monday.
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Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Post by Mike62 » Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:11 am

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:33 pm
Mike62 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:33 pm
Roadkill wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:54 pm Here is the Rainbow Trilobal Nylon I blended with the beaver in about equal proportions.
ImageRIMG3720 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

You can see the glint of the nylon all over the body...
ImageRIMG3729 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

the dubbing comes close to the shade of the Black Peacock Ice Dubbing I use.

:idea: My next blend will use all the colors of the UV Trilobal Nylon I have with the beaver for a hot body steelhead fly. ;)
Timothy Leary lives ...and he's a fly tier!

I just ordered two packages of the stuff. Want one? Maybe once the rain stops we can meet up at Alvin's again. Maybe bring coffee if we have to sit in the driveway again.
Sure. If I can tie a fly that looks half as good as the stuff Roadkill is tying, I'll be a happy man. Shot you an email this morning. I can do Alvin's any day except tomorrow. Tomorrow is opening day so I'll be down at GLS not catching salmon. Thursday is looking grim... but what the hell, this time we bring coffee!
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