A couple of my customers have been telling me about a yarn they have been using for quite some time now. Easy to use, flashy, catches fish, blah, blah blah...... You know the usual fly tying marketing catch phrases.
As I normally do, I just ignored it, and continued to tap into my vast supply of dead animal parts to dub my flies..... old school style.
I have to admit, it was pretty cool. Cool enough, in fact, to get the old school gears turning in my head. Imagine Ice dub on a string. Dope on a rope. So dope, I bought all 30 colors of: ...... WILLY'S SPARKLING YARN
Hook: #3 Alec Jackson spey
Tag: fine flat silver tinsel
Tail: Blue peacock breast feathers
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Body: Yellow Willy's Sparkling Yarn
Rib: Gold twist, medium
Hackle: Ringneck pheasant rump feather
Wing: American Widgeon
Cheeks: Jungle Cock