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#1 flytire

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:46 AM

Acetate floss for bodies on your flies?

Use the Google machine for info on the floss

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:23 AM

sometimes when i am doing old patterns


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#3 Meeshka

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:49 AM

I've still got some in red for tying san juan worms but have a good stock of them so have'nt tied that pattern in a bit



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 10:31 AM

I bought some rayon floss just recently, embroidery stuff that I untwist. I'm not really sure I know the difference in various degrees of rayon, what I have may be "viscose". 

What else is used for floss bodies other than thread? (I know  silk floss exists, but I've never seen it)



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:04 AM

Haven't used it in years... We used to do the nose ends of tarpon flies with it - then simply dip the ring end of a hook in a bottle of acetone and place a single drop of acetone on the floss to melt it into position.  It was a  quick and dirty way to finish less expensive flies when I was just getting started tying commercially.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

I bought some rayon floss just recently, embroidery stuff that I untwist. I'm not really sure I know the difference in various degrees of rayon, what I have may be "viscose". 

What else is used for floss bodies other than thread? (I know  silk floss exists, but I've never seen it)

I'm not sure what acetone floss is. Simply melting floss like Cap't. Bob says? 

 

tjm, funny about your last statement. I have floss in several colors in silk. I bought some to do salmon flies rolled on small tubes that makes very smooth bodies. I also have several colors of Pearsall's silk floss but not as impressed by it. Doesn't lay on as smooth as the other silk and either bulky or you have to separate strands. I have 4 strand rayon floss and depending on the body whether you use one to four strands.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 02:53 PM

danville rayon floss amd dmc rayon floss are two different items

 

danville rayon floss

 

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dmc rayon embroidery floss

 

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silk floss

 

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but these werent the subject

 

anybody else still using "acetate" floss?


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#9 Mark Knapp

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 03:12 PM

I think I have some but I'm really not sure if I've used it. When a recipe calls for floss of a particular color I grab what i have of that color. Do you like the acetate floss? The colors look pretty nice.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:22 PM

i have seen some videos that use acetate floss and it gave a nice result but i'm not sure i want to play around with acetone. i'm loony enough without having to smell more fumes :)


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#11 Meeshka

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:26 PM

Yup, that stuff melts.  Found a real strong tendency just to dip them, but did it for too long.  Last attempt I just painted the body with a small model painting paint brush and liked the result better



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:27 PM

I use acetone almost every day. That might explain some things.biggrin.png



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:16 PM

I will occasionally tie some hard body ant patterns with acetate floss.  Wrap the floss and dip in acetone, then tie a body hackle. Generally only make then in black, red or a combination of the two. Quick & easy. smile.png



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:43 PM

Yup.   Chironomid bodies (dipped in acetone) and for steelhead patterns.  Good stuff but you have to want a really bright body.  Use raylon and silk as well.  Depends on effect.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:45 PM

 Isn't that rayon acetate? made from wood and used to line coats?

I did find out that although both viscose rayon and acetate rayon used to be considered one thing they now have to labeled specifically. Sorry about my confusion.