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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: One for the big fly tyers Reply with quote

I was in Hobby Craft tonight buying bits for lure making and came across this stuff.
You can see it will work on big flies, it has a centre cord and looks like it could be wound much like fritz or a hackle.
VERY CHEAP.







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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How strong is it , Peter? Some Christmas trimmings look the part, but the strands break very easily and are no match for a pike's teeth. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems tough enough, I did not buy any as I have enough stuff already.
No doubt I will take advantage at some point as it is to much of a bargain to miss.

I do not think that flies will last very long after a couple of chews from the pike what ever they are tied with.

Hobbycraft is a great place to get cheap odds and ends.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies - I forgot to add a link to a similar discussion on here a few years ago. There is some good stuff out there ... if you can find it ... and Hobbycraft may well have it, but it pays to test the material before you buy. The good stuff will stretch and not break easily. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems that every time I buy something in a shop I am asked for my email so they can send me the receipt Rolling Eyes
I tend to reply that the till receipt is fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craft shops and the like ARE good places to source materials and at a smaller cost too as buying materials now is getting more and more costly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen this in my local John Lewis .
At £2.99 you get a lot of material, it looks like it would work on big lures/pike/bass flies, it seems to be a central cord with a sort of straggle come dubbed look.
What do you think?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fryfishing wrote:
Just seen this in my local John Lewis .
What do you think?



I think John Lewis need to keep an eye out for strange men taking pictures in the knitting department. Confused
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Strange men in the knitting department is the least of their problems Very Happy
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