Last week I was asked to tie some flies for someone, I found I had the materials but one was a shade to dark. Being somewhat fussy about this kind of thing and not 100% happy with what I had I went searching. In the end I couldn’t find what I was after. I was told that it was best to get the sparkle yarn on the ‘net because noone is stocking it (at least in Swindon) because its not in fashion.
I did find one new sewing or craft type shop that I haven’t tried before. It was a gold mine of stuff but due to time constraints I was only able to have a quick look. It had long craft fur but I couldn’t get at it because the owner was in the way so I don’t know if tan was in stock. I did however find Jelly rope. A fine elastic/rubber type material which I have only found in the thicker size in clear before. This place had black and green, plus the clear and I think other colours. An added bonus was that I found the thinner size. I bought the fine green to try it out. The results of my first trial with this stuff is in the picture.
I will be returning when I get the chance to buy more but it will be by the spool in stead by the metre, just in case of supply problems in the future.