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    Default Alternative uses for egg yarn

    Beside for the obvious uses of egg patterns, strike indicators and para wings are there any other uses for egg yarn? I'm pretty sure it would make a useable dubbing. But are there any other creative uses for the stuff, Recently got a huge bag and its more than a lifetime supply.

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    You can also stuff a big pillow with it.
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    Or you could spin it into a long thread and knit a sweater for yourself when you take a break from tying flies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    You can also stuff a big pillow with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meandmetoo View Post
    Beside for the obvious uses of egg patterns, strike indicators and para wings are there any other uses for egg yarn? I'm pretty sure it would make a useable dubbing. But are there any other creative uses for the stuff, Recently got a huge bag and its more than a lifetime supply.
    I use it for an underwing on Caddis type flies. It takes floating very well, it's durable and you can shape it into a very nice profile too. Depending on the colour, twisting it tightly into a thin rope can make some really nice caddis larva bodies. If it's white/cream, you can just colour the body with a waterproof permanent marker to the desired colour. Tying up a lot of "blank" patterns ito colour, and then adding a few markers to your fly vest, and colouring the flies to match what you find on the water can sometimes be useful.
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    A caddis pattern as described by Mario.
    It looks so good, I want to eat it.
    PLUS really easy to tie

    http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/sharks-caddis-larva
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    I have used egg yarn to stuff my ears when on a fish trip with my mate who snores the house down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinE View Post
    I have used egg yarn to stuff my ears when on a fish trip with my mate who snores the house down...
    Never thought about this one, but very clever.
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