A seemingly endless journey and an invitation to follow my footsteps as we learn about the Tellico Nymph Fly.
Tonight, my baby girl (dash hound) wanted attention. She's spoiled you know. So, instead of going to my tying bench, I sat down in my easy chair, put her in my lap. She was happy to be the center of my attention.
I picked up my phone and started watching fly tying videos as I petted her. Now here is where things take a turn. Internet research is like that. One click here, one click there. You go off on a journey. Tonight it was rivers and yarn.
I was watching the video at the link below. The fly is called the Tellico Nymph. As I would find out, Tellico is a river located mainly in Monroe County Tennessee that is about 53 miles long and renowned for its brook, brown, and rainbow trout fishing.
The body of this fly is made of yellow Antron yarn. A Google search for Antron yarn led me to several sites where I learned more than I ever wanted to know about "sparkle rug yarn."http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=78067#entry632562
After watching how it was made, I began to research material. Antron yarn . This site told me a lot about the product. http://www.eflytyer.com/patterns/antron.html
From there I began my journey to locate some. More searching led me here, where they talk about a product called Dazzleaire. http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=24040
Eventually, I learned about Gary Lafountaine. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_LaFontaine
and also a website called the book mailer. http://www.thebookmailer.com
And then finally to a source that sells this yarn. Or I guess I should say the modern version of the yarn. http://m-jsflyfishing.upshotcommerce.com/hareline-antron-yarn
All in all, a very enjoyable evening. So my question to the few that I didn't bore to death, does your quest to Ty flies lead you down similar paths?