Claret mohair yarn?

WA-Fly

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#1
Does any body no where I can get some claret mohair yarn I have looked at a lot of cites and can't seem to find it help!
 

Jack Devlin

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Does any body no where I can get some claret mohair yarn I have looked at a lot of cites and can't seem to find it help!
UNI has claret mohair on spools. I would think any fly supplier who sells UNI can help you. I also buy mohair in yarn shops, Joann's Fabrics etc. if that helps.
NOTE: Instead of Claret, UNI calls it Wine.
Caddisflyshop in Oregon has it.

Jack
 

Jack Devlin

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#4
There are a number of materials and techniques used to make leeches. Mohair is one of the best. Easy to tie, can be "picked out", and it moves and looks good when wet.
I'm sure there are other brands besides UNI but it is the only one I am familiar with.
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#6
Where are you located? I bet a nearby fly shop has some or will order it it. I'm sure I've seen some at Worley Bugger here in Ellensburg.
 
#7
Also used in atlantic salmon flies. Of course, more modern uses are detailed above, including the woolly bugger variant.
This one, while abysmally out of proportion (one of my early flies) has mohair wisps above the body sections. Many other salmon fly patterns use mohair dubbed for the body material.

 
#10
Swede's (no longer) in Woodinville used to package mohair yarn themselves in tyer's quantities from bulk yarn.

I miss Swede's.

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Swede's is still around on North Ash in Spokane. Still a great shop for fly tiers. And to bring this reply back on topic . . .I would be shocked if Al didn't have some claret mohair around.
 

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