Sparkle Emerger Yarn for Flytying

R70.00R94.00

Nice crinkly trilobal antron dyed to match mayfly and caddis emerger colors. it is trilobal – triangular cross-section with each fiber remaining triangular along its length.

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Sparkle Emerger Yarn for Flytying

Nice crinkly trilobal antron dyed to match mayfly and caddis emerger colors.

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Michael Frank

The whole point of using Antron for Sparkle Emerger Yarn was that it was trilobal - triangular cross-section with each fiber remaining triangular along its length. The fiber was a carpet fiber and the design’s purpose was to make it more stain-resistant.
The trilobal fiber design did something else for flies. It created a sheen in the water, not necessarily outside of the water in the air. The angular fibers when submerged managed to produce a shimmer by trapping air bubbles underwater much like the hairs on a caddis pupa do when they emerge from their cases and rise in the water column to hatch.
That’s why Gary LaFontaine’s sparkle caddis emerger was so effective. It had a sheath of Antron around the abdomen of the fly that gave the impression of the hairs on the bug’s abdomen holding onto air bubbles.
It’s hard to say if any of the craft store materials are made the same way, but if you’re just looking for a shiny synthetic fiber to mix with dubbing, there are a lot of options. Sparkle Emerger Yarn for Flytying.