I’ve tried the shiny Veniards stuff that Sportfish sell. It may be OK for para-posts but it’s not so good for wings, I think because it’s too smooth. I prefer yarn that is crinkly so the fibres don’t stick together and therefore flare out when tied in. Crinkly fibres allow the wing to have a...
I use poly-yarn, either Semperfli or Fish-On, for all my dry flies, you don’t need much for a dry fly, particularly on #16/18 flies. I also use it for indicator flies for the duo, just use a bit more yarn.
Hends BL510 #16
Furled organza fibres for detached body (black & claret or brown & cream)
Vicuna dubbing (black & orange or hare's ear sub)
Organza fibre wings
5mm white foam coloured with sharpie pen
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Hook: Hands BL599 #12
Thread: Semperfli nano silk brown
Underbody: Green floss
Body: Nymph skin and stripped organza ribbon wound together with nymph skin on top
Back: Nymph skin and 3mm organza ribbon
Eyes: Melted monofilament