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Thin Skin alternative…..??

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Thin Skin is the same material as FlexiBody, which was the first incarnation of this material in fly tying, and a host of other similar materials. Thin Skin is different in that it is printed with a skin pattern. There are lots of alternatives to the material, but not to the printed pattern. The application you are putting it to would help us to know if one of the others is appropriate.

 

Cheers,

C.

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Does anybody have any other material to use for thin skin to use …..??

 

hard to give you a definitive answer since you dont tell us the application you need it for

 

thin skin comes in solid colors and printed patterns

 

http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=61651

 

http://www.paflyfish.com/forums/Open-Forums/Fly-Tying/Thin-skin-alternatives/5,31515.html

 

since your gonna buy the alternative material why not just buy the real thin skin?

 

some alternatives (GOOGLE them)

 

razor foam

 

black electrical tape

 

black ribbon

 

zip lock bag

 

scud back

 

chewy skin

 

fino skin

 

swiss straw

 

raffia

 

magic foil

 

cassette tape

 

anti static electronics bag

 

medallion sheeting

 

goose/turkey biot

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In the old days they would use slips from a turkey tail feather or wood duck flank or teal flank (depending on the color/pattern you want), coated with a flexible adhesive like Dave's Flexament or a spray fixative like Krylon.

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A strip of the plastic bag your other materials came in, a bit of nylon stocking. Mankind has been tying flies long before any of these synthetic materials were invented. Heck I have been tying flies longer than any of these synthetic materials came along.

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Utyer ... you were tying flies before some of the SPECIES we get material from had evolved !!!

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Thought this was about forum etiquette.... Needing thick skin to protect delicate sensitivities

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