Angel Hair – Not Just for Streamers

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

I don’t know when I bought my first package of Angel Hair (or why). It looked pretty Cline angel 2cool and I probably thought I could add it to some clousers for bass and in the salt. Whatever I thought I bought it for, I never really adopted it as a regular material until I moved up to Montana and adapted it to two of my favorite patterns—Woolly buggers and crayfish. One day at a fly tying demo, I watched Gardiner, Montana fly tier Walter Wiese demonstrate how he tied the Beaded Little Mayfly (or BLM Nymph) using nothing but thread, angel hair and fine wire. It opened my eyes to how something as simple (and colorful) as Angel Hair could be adapted to different uses.

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