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#10997572 - 07/23/15 11:27 PM An endless journey
HMK Offline
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Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 480
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?

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#10997889 - 07/24/15 08:35 AM Re: An endless journey [Re: HMK]
txmark1959 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1160
Loc: Onalaska, TX
yes they do.......thank you for sharing sir
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Onalaska Texas

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#10999939 - 07/25/15 09:55 AM Re: An endless journey [Re: HMK]
Aggroman Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 467
Loc: Texas
Oh yes, it does. At least your quest kept you on subject. Mine usually starts innocent enough looking for a certain type of feather and ending up watching something about an East African Yellow-breasted Apalis (bird). And since the title contained "breasted", subsequent videos youtube considered relevant, took a definite downward spiral into spring break parties and tanning salons. Three hours later as i'm watching how they make luge sleds, I try to stand on two asleep legs wondering what it was I was originally looking for and hoping the video of a bot fly will permanently be erased from memory once I wake up in the morning. grin

There should be a YouTube Anonymous group that those afflicted can get help. roflmao

Thanks for sharing.

(p.s. the above story is fiction, but it's not too far off. lol)


Edited by Aggroman (07/25/15 10:20 AM)

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#11000268 - 07/25/15 02:22 PM Re: An endless journey [Re: Aggroman]
HMK Offline
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Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 480
Originally Posted By: Aggroman
Oh yes, it does. At least your quest kept you on subject. Mine usually starts innocent enough looking for a certain type of feather and ending up watching something about an East African Yellow-breasted Apalis (bird). And since the title contained "breasted", subsequent videos youtube considered relevant, took a definite downward spiral into spring break parties and tanning salons. Three hours later as i'm watching how they make luge sleds, I try to stand on two asleep legs wondering what it was I was originally looking for and hoping the video of a bot fly will permanently be erased from memory once I wake up in the morning. grin

There should be a YouTube Anonymous group that those afflicted can get help. roflmao

Thanks for sharing.

(p.s. the above story is fiction, but it's not too far off. lol)


I've been down that road too! I've also started on a trek looking for materials to Ty a certain fly, then forgot what fly it was and what site I found it on.

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