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    Sparkle emerger

    For anyone that has trouble with the overbody on a sparkle pupa or emerger, I have three words, "The Book Mailer". I was watching a Grobert video, tying the sparkle emerger and I noticed that the antron material he was using for the overbody had an extremely fine denier. So I did some searching and came across this. LaFontaine Private Label - Sparkle Yarn

    The stuff was cheap so I figured what the hell, give it a try. The yarn came in the mail yesterday and last night I set upon tying some sparkle emergers. I am still trying to figure out the best way to process the yarn for tying and maybe Grobert will weigh in on this, but I gotta' tell you that this stuff makes near perfect overbodies. I think that the fine denier of this antron yarn is the difference.

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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    What would i search on Youtube or Vimeo? and did you just type in sparkle pupa and his video was there, or Grobert sparkle pupa?

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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    What would i search on Youtube or Vimeo? and did you just type in sparkle pupa and his video was there, or Grobert sparkle pupa?
    https://vimeo.com/31052076


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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Instead of tying the spakle pupa,try tying a brushed shuck emerger. This fly has the same effect as the sparkle but is much easier to tie. You can fish it deep or in the film or put a cdc wing on it instead of Antrim and fish it on top. It out produces all my other flies combined. I also like to put one turn of patridge before I tie in the wing. Deadly.

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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Picture please


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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Great fly, it has been producing very well for me lately in brown and bright green, and brown and yellow. Cut the yarn into 2-3 inch long pieces, then using an eye lash comb, hold one end tight and comb out the fibers starting very close to the end and work your way up to where you are holding it. If you don't start near the end, the fibers bind. It only takes a few seconds and its worth it to get the results. They used to sell the fine antron in LaFontaine colors in bags like dubbing, which is what I used in the video. Sparkle yarn is a good substitute and is very fine, too. Here's what an eye lash comb looks like - get one that has metal teeth, the plastic ones stink, they break.

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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Grobert View Post
    Great fly, it has been producing very well for me lately in brown and bright green, and brown and yellow. Cut the yarn into 2-3 inch long pieces, then using an eye lash comb, hold one end tight and comb out the fibers starting very close to the end and work your way up to where you are holding it. If you don't start near the end, the fibers bind. It only takes a few seconds and its worth it to get the results. They used to sell the fine antron in LaFontaine colors in bags like dubbing, which is what I used in the video. Sparkle yarn is a good substitute and is very fine, too. Here's what an eye lash comb looks like - get one that has metal teeth, the plastic ones stink, they break.


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    Thanks Matt. That is what I did, comb it out, only I used a piece of Velcro because I didn't have a comb with a fine enough tooth. I had seen the Danish pike guys comb out sculpin wool with what looked like a cat brush and was thinking along those lines, but I will look for an eye lash comb.


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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Grobert View Post
    Great fly, it has been producing very well for me lately in brown and bright green, and brown and yellow.
    When you say brown I'm assuming you mean for the shuck, right? Does the shuck color every vary with certain types of caddis?


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    Re: Sparkle emerger

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ID:	11620The brushed shuck,dry and wet.

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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Quote Originally Posted by emoussa View Post
    When you say brown I'm assuming you mean for the shuck, right? Does the shuck color every vary with certain types of caddis?
    In his video, Matt uses the brown for the body and the yellow for the overbody. I would assume he uses the green for the overbody.


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    Re: Sparkle emerger

    Quote Originally Posted by trico mike View Post
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    Looks great.. split thread dubbing for the body with antron and partridge near the head?


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