Fly Tying: Materials
These are the fly tying materials (apart from my own) I use when I tie flies.
Dyneema: Synthetic (strong) tying thread which I color to match my different patterns, but also regular tying thread in black, white and tan
Closed Cell Foam: 0.5 mm, 1 mm and 2 mm in white, cream, tan, olive, yellow, brown and black.
Tails and antennas: On dries, in most cases, I use micro fibbets. Sometimes, however, I use fibers from a synthetic brush, which I color to match the pattern. And on all nymphs I use my own tapered silicone tails and antennas.
Deer and reindeer hair: Natural materials for legs on caddis, pupas, emergers etc..
Rooster hackle: Premium quality in various sizes. Cree or variant are the colors I use most, since these are generic and suitable for almost all of my patterns.
Partridge hackle: Olive, yellow and natural.
CDC and Trigger point: That I use as hackels and legs on some of my micro patterns.
Ostrich: In various colors and sizes.
Regular dubbing: In various colors.
Rubber legs: In various sizes and colors for certain tentacles and antennas. Sometimes I color them, using a pen
Solid larva lace: An elastic material that is easy to taper, cut and bend with heat. I use various sizes of black and tan, or similar, which I then color
Flexi Skin and Flexi Body: Thin plastic foils for certain insect bodies.
Monofilament: Black or transparent, which I melt to make eyes.
Weights: I use either elastic tungsten, which I cut to suitable strips, or self-adhesive lead foil.
Superglue: For backs and wing buds on nymphs.
Regular head cement: To fix tying thread.
Hard as Nails: Varnish for heads and backs. This varnish can be put on in multiple layers that will merge together.