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Alternative flytying material

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Just curious if any of you have found any cheap alternatives for flashy wingcasing material? Something that flashes like Siliskin or Krystal Flash but without the $6 price tag. Thanks

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how much is the mylar flashback material? I bought a sheet of it at sportsmans warehouse a couple of years ago, and still have about 80% of it left. I think it was likea 6"x6" sheet. I usually cut an 1/8" strip for tying nymph wingcases.

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try looking for Stalcup's Flashback or Embossed Pearl Flashback in the $2.65 to $4 range. sizes were 4"x11" or 3"x12", respectively.

otherwise I have used a couple of strands of mylar flash for a wingcase before. I bought several 18"? (maybe 24"?) long hanks of the stuff at walmart a few years back during xmas for a $1 each. they came in pearl, gold, and silver and they all were glitter style, so they looked like scales on the tinsel. each hank had more tinsel than you could use in a lifetime.

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I got nearly a lifetime supply from one of the handlebar tassles of my daughter's bike (old bike). I think you can get those at target or walmart for next to nothing. I use it all the time. It's a bit wider maybe than what you want, but for wingcases and under bodies it is stellar and easy to trim down.

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Interesting, erickol. That's what I'm looking for.

I'll also look into the Stalcup's.

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I checked and the pearl wingcase material (mylar flashback) at sportsman's warehouse was $0.69 at the Fargo store.

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Wow, now that's a great deal. I like sportmans warehouse's fly tying assortment...great selection and great prices. Too bad Gander is moving away from it.

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