Carp and roughfish, on the other hand, can be a bit more picky when it comes to grabbing a meal. Not only does the glimmer flash chenille have a great buggy look to it, mixed with just the right amount of flash, it is easy as sin to wrap and an awesome substitute for soft hackled collars and thoraxes. It pained me to hear the sales rep explain that the material is no longer in production, though I wasn't surprised. Like most wonderful fly tying materials, they all seem to have a limited lifespan; a byproduct of a textile trial that never quite caught on. Some conniving entrepreneurial distributor pounces on that opportunity to buyout the remaining inventory on the cheap, once realizing that you can wrap the stuff around a hook and market it to unsuspecting fly tyers. Luckily for me, I've been schooled by the ultimate zen master of scrounging, KB from Singlebarbed. Becoming wise in the ways of my master, I learned not to squander an opportunity to acquire an obsolete material, and began the hording process. Now, the student becomes the teacher. I liquidated out the remaining inventory of glimmer flash chenille in peacock, brown, dark brown and olive, thus cornering the market.
Bow to your sensei!
Don't mess with a brownliner in the dojo.