You know, I was given a huge amount of 3/16" bead nickeled bead chain many years ago - it'd have filled a quart Mason jar - and I've just about used up the last of that. With the price of little 12-18" sections of bead chain being what they are, is it possible that some of you might want to split a whole roll of it? I'm not sure what it's up to, but I can check with a local Ace Hardware. Those folks are my favorite hardware store. They can get just about anything you want, and I'm sure they can get the right size bead chain. The 3/16" size is what I use for shad flies, and any bass or salt water patterns I've tied. SW fish always tend to bite best when the tide's running, and though I haven't done much of that, I plan to this summer, and get my feet (and maybe other body parts?) wet. They seem to have the right weight to make good crayfish flies, and the shrimp flies I've tied look pretty good. I've thought that just the right weight keeps a falling fly poised at the right angle so it looks "natural," and keeps it oriented like a real shrimp or crayfish is likely to hold itself as it falls through the water column. Presentation does matter pretty often.
Would anyone here want me to see what I can get a whole roll of it for, and split it? If it's not TOO high, I think I could swing it. Got a hospital bill two days ago, and that'll cramp my style a bit, but .... what the heck! It'd be for a good cause, right???
Who'd be in for a large order of 3/16" bead chain? The small sizes go further, so they're "cheaper" in the long run, and I can get small quantities of those, but I've become accustomed to having so much of it handy that I've used it at times when I may not have really needed to. I'm thinking a full roll would about fill a gallon jar, and I'd want another quart or so. Nothing like having plenty of them handy.
Who'd be interested in something like this???