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#1 Druce

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:18 PM

blink.gif anyone ever use the sparkley fibers from the inside of mylar tubing? i use it in dubbing mixes sometimes to add in some longer fibers but what about streamers? anyone? hait waisting the stuff if it has a good use.

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#2 JSzymczyk

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:37 PM

I must be really old... the last mylar tubing iv'e bought only has a cotton fiber core.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:51 PM

yeah some small stuff i have had that but this other new stuff has plastic like fibers very fine and clear.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:54 PM

mine I have has cotton too. Must be old stock
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:04 PM

/me runs to inspect his mylar! Damn, just rope, no bonus sparkle *sigh* sounds good tho! Oh now i better tie a fly.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:05 PM

Depends on where it comes from what the interior material is.

I use it as a zelon sustitute, even though it isn't zelon and it is coarser. I haven't been able to dye it with regular dyes yet, . . . give me time, but it takes marking pens pretty good.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE (FlyFishin'Jam @ Dec 9 2010, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
/me runs to inspect his mylar! Damn, just rope, no bonus sparkle *sigh* sounds good tho! Oh now i better tie a fly.


beat you too it:)
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:14 PM

hahaha you did, great minds! /me is eyeing off that broom in the closet again for more beetles biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:44 PM

I have been using it in place of zlon for years, I have some that was died gray (came that way inside of black mylar tubbing.) I also have a little that is a light yellow. Makes good wing posts on parachutes. Every time I would find mylar tubbing in sale, I would buy it just for the core. I have a lot more mylar tubbing than I need.

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#10 Mr. Vegas

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:08 AM

Here is a cool fly that uses those fibers. From Graham Owen's website



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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:33 AM

LOL i was just trying to tie that exact thing tongue.gif

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:36 AM

you said it. Great minds think alike lol
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:48 AM

Mine sucks tho, was using micro stretch tubing, and just dubbing from a dispenser, they can go in the reject tin until i figure this out. Weird i even tried dubbing onto the stretch tubing which seemed to work pretty well. Ran out of thread too!

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:50 AM

oh that sucks. When you get one you like post it up. Would like to see it
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:54 AM

Absolutely! I might be brave enough to take a photo or two tomorrow, just looking at his scuds, they are excellent, just wondering what the material for that leggy look is besides the dubbing?