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Alpaca wool

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i made some smaller ones i hope of picking a pair of pretty punkinseeds at the ponds or a bunch of bigmouth bass off the beds on a black n blue bug

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Alpaca naturally comes in 11 shades from white to black including browns.  I get mine from an alpaca farm just south of me in Marathon, NY.  They have a store on site that sells yarn and garments as well as ~1/2 gallon bags of the wool.  It's a grab-bag type arrangement - some bags may have 2 colors other 4 different colors etc.  I went in a said I was tier and that I was looking for a variety more than volume.  The owner went back to where the wool was processed and came out with a bag of 7 of those 11 colors.  Would not accept payment but she had mentioned that the local sheriff liked to fly fish.  I tied 7 patterns and when I was in the area about a month later delivered them to her to share with her friend the sheriff.  I don't think it'll get me out of any speeding tickets but I hope he had fun with them.

Also, I do agree that the material dyes well.  Try to get the natural colors and one large bag of white and dye to your hearts content.

 

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This stuff pretty slick and fine.  Good dubbing but not sure about as fiber tails.  

 

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