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#1 stuck-in-muck

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:19 PM


hey guys and gals ,
the other day i noticed some construction workers were putting up some
buildings up by my house and what caught my eye was the home wrap .
its made by DUPONT and called TYVEK HOME WRAP .
the stuff works great for wing cases and shell back .
first thing you do is get a rotorery cutter and memory pad like the quilters
use and cut it to the size you need and before you tye it on your hook .
color both sides with a permanent marker( black or brown ) let it dry .
the stuff is better than flexament treated feathers .
before tying it in cut one of the ends to a point so its not to bulky at
the tye in point .


jim
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far from being able to tye a fly , im barely able to zip one.

#2 Chase Creek

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:20 AM

hi stuck-in,
If you do any backpacking, Tyvek makes a great, tough, lightweight groundcloth. Been using it that way for years. If you stop at a construction site, you can beg some scrap tyvek, enough for a few seasons of tying.
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#3 stuck-in-muck

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 02:44 PM

lol , forget to mention that i stopped by and talked to one of the workers and asked if they had
any scraps that i could have .
by my surprise, he gave me all there scraps they cut from the end of the roll .
some were 2' - 4 ' wide and about 50 ' long each . ( 5 scrap rolls in all )
it will last a life time of fly tying .


chase creek thanks for the tip on ground cloth for backpacking .
bet if i asked them they would cut out a bigger piece if i told them what it was going to be used for.

the stuff works great for caddis and stonefly wings .

jim
if nature calls... hang up.
far from being able to tye a fly , im barely able to zip one.

#4 fly time

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 02:46 PM

You can also find tyvec at most pawnshops, when you buy a rifle the sleeve they put it in is white tyvec.
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#5 chemprof2001

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 08:45 PM

Another source for spun-bonded polyolefin (aka Tyvek and several other brand names) are the white plastric envelopes often used to mail large catalogs and such. Essentially the same material, different use. The materials are easily colored with Prisma color markers and Sharpie type markers.

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#6 picketpin

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 01:49 PM

GREAT TIPS GUYS thanks for sharing

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#7 MisterChubbs

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:55 PM

You can also order a free sample of about 5-6 large tyvek envelopes from Dupont. Check out this link...

http://info.tyvekenv...pg_lit_smpl.php



#8 Floyd

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:09 AM

You can also get tyvek at your local office supply store. Just go to the envelop section. One envelop will make a lot of flies. cool.gif

#9 charlieb

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 12:11 PM

The Post Office is also a good place to get Tyvek envelopes. Tyverk also makes great kites just join them together with scotch tape.

Charlie