Here’s another installment in a series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.
As part of his “Magic Materials” series, Tim discusses why he loves tying with Antron so much. The combination of shimmer and translucence mimic the appearance of living aquatic insects. In both yarn and dubbing form, Antron can add a lifelike touch to a pattern, one which will draw more strikes. Whether you’re using Antron to creating a pupa body or the trailing shuck on a dry fly, you’ll find it easy to work with and effective.
4 thoughts on “Video: Why You Should Use Antron in Fly Tying”
Thanks to Orvis and Tim for creating these videos they are a really great reference.
Great tip. Thank you!
I use antron in at lot of my new test flys and experiments. Would not be without it.
Though some materials cooperate better than others, for me dubbing is generally an exercise in frustration. So, while trying to learn Kaufmann’s Stimulator, I took a clue from an old recipe and tried Antron yarn for the body instead of dubbing. I found it faster, and much easier to get the smoothly tapered body. Best of all, the frustration factor is vastly reduced, and the fun factor significantly restored.