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#16 thursthouse


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 10:28 AM

I agree that I use BR more than any other (small coming in second) - but for the price, why not just stock up?  Gold, silver, black, chartreuse and red IMHO for nymphs

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 12:42 PM

MIke, I measured, my wire, and its .004 inch diameter.  Maybe just a hair thicker, but not more than .00425.  

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#18 mikechell



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Posted 09 November 2016 - 03:50 PM

0.004" is tiny, indeed.  

I keep waiting for "How it's made" to do a show on ignition coils.  The secondary wires are so small,  a cross section of the hundreds or thousands of wraps in the coil look like a solid piece of copper.  How they wrap those, and with insulation that prevent each wire from touching others, and without breaking ... must be a sight to see.

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#19 Mainard


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:26 PM

I saw a post somewhere else and they suggested old Christmas light wire . I had a couple strands that had quit that I was going to try and repair but I striped some of it and it works great for smaller flies.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:04 AM

If you have an electric motor repair shop in your area you can buy enameled copper wire by the foot