Hot Wired Chiro II
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

Still searching for a pattern that pleases me. I thought this wire in a tube would make an interesting and effective pattern but I’m dissatisfied with it.

They say even a blind squirrel occasionally finds an acorn. Maybe some misguided trout will eat one of these? Can’t win them all.

CHAD DEKAM
2 years ago

In fly fusion magazine, Landon Mayer had an article on guide flies. He has two that are tied with wire in the tubing. I found that for small flies (18-20), threading even to smallest diameter wire can be a chore. Small midges look good when done, perfecting the tie would be a labor of love for sure. Keep at it Bill

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

Thanks for the encouragement Chad. You are so right about trying to thread wire through the tubes, especially difficult in small sizes. I also tried a length of crystal flash and even midge flash material. It looks good but getting that flimsy stuff through the tube was almost impossible.

Anthony
2 years ago

That’s awesome what are the tubes called that you use? I would like to try this out.

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

#Anthony. It's called stretch tubing and it comes in several diameters. Hareline sells it as Hareline Hollow tubing in 3 sizes, micro, midge, and standard. White River calls theirs "stretch tubing" (Dakota Angler and Outfitters), Orvis calls theirs midge/stretch tubing, and Larva Lace simply calls theirs "tubing" (J. Stockard). I find it difficult to thread fine wire through the tubing. If you are up to the the challenge, go for it. I keep wondering if you wouldn't get the same effective by wrapping the hook shank with a strand of flash material, then wrapping a colored ultra wire as a rib, then finally coating the whole thing with a thin UV resin?

Anthony
2 years ago

Thanks bill it does seem a bit difficult but the out come is pretty cool. You might be onto something maybe with the uv resin.

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