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#1 tomcraw

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 01:49 PM

In Charlie Craven's "Tying Nymphs" he's calling for "Super Floss" for legs on a Pat's rubber legs.  I'm trying to order materials and was wondering what a substitute for that would be at JStockard.

 

Would something like the Hareline micro legs be similar?  I'm not sure how to tell what diameter this should be:

http://www.jsflyfish...cro-legs/1.html

 

Tying in sizes 4-10 roughly.

 

 

 



#2 flytire

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 01:50 PM

flexxi floss

 

uni flexx

http://www.jsflyfish...m/uni-uni-flexx

 

spanflex

 

life flex

 

bug legs 

http://www.flytyersd...bodyandlegs.htm

 

bug legs being the cheapest price for the quantity, it would be my choice


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#3 Jaydub

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:28 PM

It is a spandex material. I've used Spirit River Flex-Floss and the Fly tyers dungeon product. Stockard carries Hareline Life-Flex which is probably the same material.



#4 tomcraw

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 03:00 PM

thanks for the replies, I figured it had a bunch of names



#5 utyer

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

Before there were "Pats rubber legs," there were girdle bugs.  Same fly, but we used any rubber legs we had, and I still do.  They work just as well.  One of my favorites is to use orange or white rubber legs, and then use a black and brown marker to color them up.


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#6 FIN-ITE 34

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:28 PM

I like the Montana Fly Company Speckled Sexi Floss. Same material as others have listed, except that it is already barred.