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spudgun

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Try looking for Alpaca birds nest filling. I got a packet from ebay, but I looked the other day and it's gone up in price. Small pack is a lifetime supply for you and your mates.
Cheers

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4wings

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Would one of these do the job?
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Baiting Needles around £3
Just another handy tool A captive spring hook, if you can find one, also useful for holding flies to be photographed.
 
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rabmax

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That can't be much more than a mile from my house.I will contact them & see if they will sell me a bit to try.Maybe a cream/white colour for fly wings.I can see Ivory coloured polypropylene.Be interesting to see how it compaires with polypropylene.Cheers
 

Paul_B

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That can't be much more than a mile from my house.I will contact them & see if they will sell me a bit to try.Maybe a cream/white colour for fly wings.I can see Ivory coloured polypropylene.Be interesting to see how it compaires with polypropylene.Cheers
I use the black a lot for my drys as the fluorocarbon leader can sink but the fly doesn't :)

plus chop it up a bit and it makes good dubbing,
 

Cooperman

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I believe alpaca wool has hollow fibres so should be very buoyant. I need to make some checks but please pm me as I have access to large supplies of brown or natural colour, I’m sure will be cheaper than the commercially available sheep’s wool.
 
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