Medium Chenille for Flytying from Hareline
An essential material for every fly tyer's arsenal, it forms the basis of many flies, saltwater and freshwater.
For a more natural look see the variegated chenille.
It is made from Rayon. Also see Micro Chenille by Fishient
4.5m per package.
Width is 4mm
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Fly tying with chenille is an enjoyable and versatile technique that allows you to create beautiful and effective flies for fly fishing. Chenille is a popular material among fly tiers due to its vibrant colors, soft texture, and ease of use. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced fly tier, working with chenille can add a new dimension to your fly patterns.
Chenille is a type of yarn that consists of a core thread wrapped with short fibers. It comes in various thicknesses and can be found in a wide range of colors, making it ideal for creating bodies, thoraxes, and even tails on flies. To start using chenille, you'll need a fly tying vise, thread, scissors, and a selection of chenille colors.
To tie a fly with Hareline medium chenille, begin by securing the hook in the vise and wrapping the thread onto the hook shank. Then, select a chenille color that matches the desired body or thorax of your fly. Take the chenille and tie it in at the base of the hook, securing it with a few wraps of thread.
Once the chenille is secure, begin wrapping it around the hook shank, making sure to overlap each wrap slightly to create a smooth and even body. You can experiment with different tension and spacing to achieve different effects. Once you've reached the desired length, tie off the chenille with a few wraps of thread and trim off the excess.
Hareline Medium Chenille for Flytying can also be used to create segmented bodies by using different colors and wrapping them in sections along the hook shank. This technique can imitate the natural segmentation found in many aquatic insects.
In addition to bodies and thoraxes, chenille can be used to create tails and even to form heads on certain fly patterns. Its versatility and ease of use make it a favorite material among fly tiers of all skill levels.
Overall, flytying with chenille is a creative and rewarding process that allows you to customize your flies to match the insects found in your local waters. With a bit of practice and experimentation, you'll soon be creating beautiful and effective flies using chenille.