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    hey guys,

    anyone know where I can get craft yarn close to Cape Town CBD...? For tying Merkins.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by petercoetzee View Post
    hey guys,

    anyone know where I can get craft yarn close to Cape Town CBD...? For tying Merkins.

    Thanks
    You mean Craft Fur? Or is there a difference? Have not seen craft yarn. (like woven stuff)

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    nope the yarn... quite a bit of a difference Mike. As the name suggests. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by petercoetzee View Post
    nope the yarn... quite a bit of a difference Mike. As the name suggests. haha
    The yarn is normal wool, that gets brushed out once tied as far as I know.

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    I hop its the Merkin crab fly pattern you going to make, and no the original item that the merkin crab was named after......
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    Back to your beaver pelt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris williams View Post
    Back to your beaver pelt!
    Or Pelting the beaver
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    Last edited by Korrie; 26-02-11 at 11:18 AM.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Peter

    The right yarn is Aunt Lydia's Sparkle Yarn - or simply Sparkle Yarn. It is marketed by Wapsi and Hareline but there is absolutely no stock at any shop in Cape Town.

    Maybe try the JHB shops and let me know if you manage to track some down.


    There is a BIG wool shop in Voortrekker Road - Goodwood. They might be able to sort you out. In fact, I'll pop in there sometime this week. If you go there, ask for Antron or Tri-Lobal wool..... It's something like that. The problem with normal wool is that it's not rigid/coarse enough.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCC View Post
    Peter

    The right yarn is Aunt Lydia's Sparkle Yarn - or simply Sparkle Yarn. It is marketed by Wapsi and Hareline but there is absolutely no stock at any shop in Cape Town.

    Maybe try the JHB shops and let me know if you manage to track some down.


    There is a BIG wool shop in Voortrekker Road - Goodwood. They might be able to sort you out. In fact, I'll pop in there sometime this week. If you go there, ask for Antron or Tri-Lobal wool..... It's something like that. The problem with normal wool is that it's not rigid/coarse enough.

    Cheers
    MC
    The shop is called woolworld.

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