Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Source of Tyvek?

TroutnutJanuary 28th, 2007, 12:23 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2553
I'm anxious to try out some of the Tyvek fly patterns in Gonzo's book, so I've kept an eye out for Tyvek for the last few months and haven't found a source. They have it at the hardware store in rolls costing around $60 for enough Tyvek to tie about 100 million flies. I see it all the time on construction sites, but I don't want to poke around there cutting little pieces off somebody's house.

Anyone know of a cheap and easy way to find it?
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
MartinlfJanuary 28th, 2007, 2:35 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2961
Mailing envelopes. Check the post office, Staples, Office Depot etc. to find some. I get things mailed to me in it from time to time, and always save the envelopes. If you don't find any, send me a PM and I'll arrange to send you a sheet. A little goes a long way unless you're tying up a storm.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
MisterChubbFebruary 23rd, 2007, 7:43 pm
Posts: 1Tyvek is made by dupont. You can order free samples of Tyvek. They send you 5-6 large envelope examples which will last you a long time. Search on Google for "Dupont Tyvek" Hope that helps.
TroutnutFebruary 23rd, 2007, 8:55 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2553
I ended up buying some envelopes at Staples. Good stuff!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Putting this site to good use!
In Fly Tying by BRomer
60Mar 9, 2012
by PaulRoberts
Re: any new tying material?
In Fly Tying by LittleJ
9Dec 4, 2008
by Trtklr
Re: Tyvek legs
In Fly Tying by Mcjames
1Jul 6, 2007
by GONZO
Re: underwater photos
In the Mayfly Species Ephemerella subvaria by Martinlf
4Apr 21, 2007
by PeterO
Re: LaFontaine Emergent Pupa
In Fly Tying by Wbranch
12Feb 2, 2010
by Softhackle
Re: Advice for a young fisherman
In Beginner Help by Jaeger
27Aug 16, 2011
by Sayfu
Re: help with wing burners
In Fly Tying by Mcjames
4Jan 3, 2008
by Mcjames
Re: School me on thread
In Fly Tying by Trowingflys
1Dec 7, 2012
by Oldredbarn
Re: Anthopotamus...One of my most favorite!
(5 more)

In the Photography Board by Crepuscular
14Jun 15, 2012
by Entoman
Re: Little Lehigh 3/6/10
In Fishing Reports by Keystoner
12Mar 12, 2010
by Keystoner
Most Recent Posts
Re: Salmon smolt
In the Photography Board by Wbranch
Re: gang hooks for worms with 4 pd. line and tiny hooks
In General Discussion by Geneso (Wbranch replied)
Re: Trout Unlimited, who are they?
In General Discussion by Red_green_h (Partsman replied)
Re: Old Orvis line with alternating black and cream colors??
In Gear Talk by Craveman1 (Martinlf replied)
From yesterday on the Bitterroot river
In the Identify This! Board by Leskorcala
Re: Need help ID Nemoura nymph
In the Identify This! Board by Cherylkorca (Leskorcala replied)
Re: Pretty float down the Yakima Canyon
In Site Updates by Troutnut (Mgbenjamin5 replied)
Re: Shiawassee River (Michigan)
In General Discussion by Brian314 (Strmanglr replied)
Re: Skwala question
In Skwala Stonefly Nymph by Gillybilly (Leskorcala replied)
Re: Little Manistee
In Fishing Reports by Summer_doug (Troutnut replied)