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where to find lead foil?


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#1 flyfshn76

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:26 PM

I am trying to find some sticky back lead foil. The stuff that is very thin. The wire makes my czech nymphs to thick, and I know that the lead foil adds weight without bulk.
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#2 iso18

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (flyfshn76 @ Mar 3 2009, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am trying to find some sticky back lead foil. The stuff that is very thin. The wire makes my czech nymphs to thick, and I know that the lead foil adds weight without bulk.


i was a sport mart 2day and got some thread and lead wire and i saw some other stuuf flat gold and silver tinsel on a spool and some other thing on a spool i had never saw,it looked like maybe foil?I \dont know maybe you could call them brian
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#3 Scorpio

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (flyfshn76 @ Mar 3 2009, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am trying to find some sticky back lead foil. The stuff that is very thin. The wire makes my czech nymphs to thick, and I know that the lead foil adds weight without bulk.


You can press the lead body with pincers and form it by this way. Donīt worry about it.

#4 DeweyGreen

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:50 PM

You can't as far as I know buy lead foil. But you can buy a sticky backed foil at automotive stores . I use it for under bodys for Zonkers.
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#5 Brian Brown75

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:47 PM

Your hobby shop probably has some
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#6 flytyer56

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:15 AM

Golf pro shops have it also. They use it to weight there clubs for balance or something.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:22 AM

try bob marroiotts online
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#8 flytire

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:08 AM

cz nymphs want to be heavy to sink so why not just use what ya got?? or use smaller diameter lead wire!

more than 1 way to add lead to a hook. check out post #14 here: http://www.flytyingf...showtopic=39533

if you really really have to have it, try here (just watch out for the shipping costs)

http://www.flytyings...?products_id=48
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:21 AM

I have some at the store
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#10 kbarton

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:38 PM

Rotometals has lead by the sheet, you'd have to add your own adhesive.

Lead Sheets from RotoMetals

The best source would be buying good wine for the wife, she gets the liquor, you get the points, and the lead wrapper for the cork.

#11 the saltydog

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:00 PM

for czech nymphs you want the flat lead strips, get them here and just use some sally hansens on the hook before you lay down the lead. This place everything you need for these patterns

http://www.flytyingspecialties.com/

#12 DrVette

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:06 PM

Beleive it or not i still have a package of the old Christmas tree ice-sicles that are lead. You might watch out for old folks tossing out decorations or even check out auction houses with old decorations. They were out-lawed in the late 70s...i found them when cleaning out a relatives basement. They weigh about 10-15 times what a regular box does so you will know instantly when you pick up a box.

#13 troutguy

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:53 AM

Do you truly want the best lead foil? Make friends with your dentist. I got a bag from mine years ago. Each piece is like one inch by one and one half inch. The strips are paper thin. The mold smooth with tying thread. Mine gave me two one gallon ziplock bags several years ago.
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#14 Firetiger

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:57 PM

The fastest - and most fun - way to get flat lead is to roll over your lead wire with an empty beer bottle smile.gif
I really recommend using flat wire for Czech nymphs, it truly does add greater weight at given profile than round wire.
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#15 Houdini

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:26 AM

Sometimes the foil on the neck of wine bottles is lead. Caution is the word here as some are just plastic. I can't tell you how many bottles I've had to consume just to get the foil and the the feeling of disappointment when it turns out that the bottle I opened just had plastic. I've learned to mellow out though and live with it. With spring just around the corner, I'd better make another run to get some more of that stuff... err, I mean foil.