Fly Tying: The Art of Blending Mohair

May 4, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Singlebarbed‘s Keith Barton says mohair — Angoran goat fur — provides a soft but durable base for just about any natural blend of dubbing colors. His instructions on how to use a $15 coffee blender to turn a $1.50 skein of mohair yarn into bags of useful material, and then how to mix it with animal fur, are worth printing and saving. “The weave of the yarn dictates how small you’ll have to chop the it to reduce it in your coffee grinder. Sometimes twisted, others are woven – just make sure it’s 100% Mohair without the weave being a different material.”