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Barnacle Bill
12-22-2006, 11:27 AM
What is the sparkly stuff (looks like a thin strip of tin foil but stronger) used with some jigs called?

GrouseFly
12-22-2006, 11:57 AM
That my longtime friend is called Flashabou....the original of course. There has been alot of spinoff's since it first hit the market but that is the original. I use to get that icicle stuff that you could get at Christmas time when I ran low....lol.....
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR......BIG JIG DADDY.....:D

skiptomylu
12-22-2006, 12:49 PM
What is the sparkly stuff (looks like a thin strip of tin foil but stronger) used with some jigs called?

Probably just Mylar and if you go to the store right now you should be able to get a load of gold and silver. Just buy the stuff (ice sickles) for Christmas trees.

Now that is not the only kind or type, there is also Holographic tinsel that looks great. You can buy the gold or silver in this too. Also all of it can be bought in different sizes if you get it from the fly tying stores.

As mentioned flashabou is good and comes in many colors.

At least that is what I think you are talking about?

Barnacle Bill
12-22-2006, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the info. One more question. Would this be suitable for tying small bucktails? http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=50249&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults
BTW, this is just for experimental use, I am not getting into the business.

fishdoc
12-22-2006, 03:38 PM
Bill, all i got is a $15 vice and a $3 bobbin, all i need to ty bucktails.

skiptomylu
12-22-2006, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the info. One more question. Would this be suitable for tying small bucktails? http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=50249&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults
BTW, this is just for experimental use, I am not getting into the business.

I am sure it would be fine. I use a true rotary vise so I can turn it around to see the back side and under, but it's not necessary to just tie bucktails. However I would like to recommend you look at the kiptails as that is better jig material IMHO. I like bucktails OK, but the hair is so long and coarse I just like kiptails better for crappie jigs.

If you have any questions other than this I would be happy to help. Just PM me anytime!

Minnerman
12-22-2006, 10:49 PM
Thanks for the info. One more question. Would this be suitable for tying small bucktails? http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=50249&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults
BTW, this is just for experimental use, I am not getting into the business.

I got the exact same kit for my recreational tying and it works really well. I also bought a small trayless tackle box to put all my supplies in. I sometimes carry it with me just in case I catch some on a specific jig and suddenly need another one.

Tracy

Bridges
12-23-2006, 12:03 AM
you might need a bottle of Zap-a-gap. (a waterproof crazy glue).

speediib
12-23-2006, 11:07 AM
looks like a good kit bps also has a jig tying kit that comes with materials and a video that will help you learn faster its bout 50 bucks i think. i agree with skip i leave the bucktail for tying flies its to stiff and coarse for jigs. most people use kip(calf) tails for jigs. but i prefer polar bear hair cause you get alot more movement from it in the water. although its a little harder to work with just my opinion

fishdoc
12-23-2006, 03:42 PM
i been usin bucktail for 35 yrs and catch 4-6 thousand crappie a yr...guess they like a stiff one occansionally!

Barnacle Bill
12-23-2006, 05:12 PM
I appreciate all the comments and recommendations. I firmly believe that one type will work better in some areas than others. I do know that bucktails will work because I have seen Fishdoc in action. In our heavily cypress stained rivers it seems like something with a little sparkle works better. Thats why I asked about the Flashabou. It'll give me something to experiment with.

Speediib, do you have a link to the kit you mentioned? The only one I've seen on the BPS site is the one that goes for around $25.00.

speediib
12-30-2006, 12:50 PM
dont know how to post links but it is item #38-456-459-00 $49.99 they usually have these and the fly tying kits on sale in the spring for about 35

Barnacle Bill
12-30-2006, 07:03 PM
dont know how to post links but it is item #38-456-459-00 $49.99 they usually have these and the fly tying kits on sale in the spring for about 35

Thanks speed, I found one over there and got it. Haven't had a chance to look at the video yet.

Bridges
12-30-2006, 07:18 PM
For some great free videos on flytying go to http://www.kwsu.org/Offers/OMNFlyTying.aspx
you have to download the OMN software, but its very educational on all types of flys. The camera work is good as is the audio
There are even a couple videos with Dave Whitlock tying.