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#16 FIN-ITE 34

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:17 PM

FYI. I just measured the Ultra Wire and this is what I got.

 

X-Small .005"

Small .0075"

 

Since I'm in America, I prefer not to use the metric system even though I can divide by 25.4 and multiply by .039.



#17 chugbug27

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:47 PM

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@Patriot
Good news... Just got off the phone with Anglers Workshop ordering another item, but asked thinking of your exchange, and yes they do have and maintain the full line for Lagartun - wire, tinsel, the whole caboodle.

Here's a link, AW sells the largartun x-fine round wire grouped in with their oval tinsel
http://www.anglerswo...tun-Oval-Tinsel
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:10 PM

The owner of of Lagartun died a couple of years ago and the company

stopped producing product. His wife has taken over and is getting back

to producing materials again.

Kimo

That explains why their wire is so hard to find.

 

Thanks, Kimo!



#19 flytire

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:45 PM

looks like all tinsels to me. wire is not even specified in the description

 

http://www.anglerswo...tun-Oval-Tinsel

 

Lagartun Tinsels are the finest tinsels that you can find anywhere. The finish is impeccable and the consistenty is unsurpassed. These are the tinsels used by some of the best Atlantic salmon fly and trount fly tiers in the worl. With a wide range of sizes, these oval tinsels are great for every use. The extra fine silk core is ideal for tags on Atlantic salmon flies. Flat-lying oval tinsels make very attractive tinsel bodies. These extra-strong tinsels will not break or tear apart on fish's teeth like less expensive tinsels. Available in sizes X-fine, fine, small, Medium and large. Choose from Silver, Gold, Copper or Peacock Pearl. 

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use thed search function for 'lagartan wire': nope none found

 

none here either

 

http://www.anglersworkshop.com/Wire_4


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#20 chugbug27

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

My mistake, I saw "fine round gold" as one of the items and assumed that's what patriot and pt were after. Sorry.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:33 PM

@flytire

 

You beat me to it.  I foun zero Lagartun wire at Angler's Workshop



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

dont be duped by pattern recipes that call for specific brands of materials 

 

substitute ultra wire for the hard to find lagartun

 

google is your friend

 

hends wire

 

https://competitivea.../products/hends

 

I find that even the thinnest Ultrawire is too thick for, say, a size 20 Pheasant Tail.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

Ok then don't use it or find some 40 gauge
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#24 Patriot

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:05 AM

 

dont be duped by pattern recipes that call for specific brands of materials 

 

substitute ultra wire for the hard to find lagartun

 

google is your friend

 

hends wire

 

https://competitivea.../products/hends

 

I find that even the thinnest Ultrawire is too thick for, say, a size 20 Pheasant Tail.

 

 

I've found that to be true as well.  Most of my ties are on #20-#26 sized hooks and I need - or would like to have anyway, the smallest diameter wire I can find for these tiny flies.

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:05 AM

Alright flytire, I come back in hopes of redemption of sorts. Dette Trout Flies in Roscoe NY has, or at least seems to me to have (and we now know what that can be worth...) xx-fine gold lagartun wire. I told him to expect some calls...
(607) 498-4991
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

Nice try, chugbug27!

 

All Dette Trout seems to carry is xx-fine in silver. If they had that in gold I would have bought a boat load.  And, not a single juicy flavor in sight either.smile.png

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

i dont understand why you'd want to pay a premium for lagartan wires when ultra wire is an acceptable substitute and the fish will never know the difference

 

but if you dont mind paying here is some 38 gauge 0.1mm .003 diameter wire in different colors

 

https://www.wires.co...t-col-0100.html

 

 

Alright flytire, I come back in hopes of redemption of sorts.

 

okay you win the prize smile.png

 

my googling on this subject is done


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#28 redietz

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:48 PM

Ok then don't use it or find some 40 gauge

I don't.  I'm saying it's not an acceptable substitute for the finest Lagartun wire.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

So, I've ordered some xx-fine gold Lagartun wire from Dette, just to see what all the hubbub's about. He's only got 4 left, so doubters continue to doubt at your own peril. (Well, peril may be a bit overstating it.)
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:36 PM

Nice try, chugbug27!
 
All Dette Trout seems to carry is xx-fine in silver. If they had that in gold I would have bought a boat load.  And, not a single juicy flavor in sight either.smile.png
 
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