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Flex Floss

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Dave McPhail uses "flex floss" in tying his brite buzzer. I found the material on line at a store in Chicago. Anyone know if Bass Pro carries such stuff? Anyone know of good "conventional" material I can substitute?

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2013/8/30 9:56


Re: Flex Floss

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You can substitute Uni Stretch. It has a little sheen, but not quite as glossy as any floss, but you are going to coat the body with a lacquer or uv resin/epoxy.

Posted on: 2013/8/30 10:52
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Quote:

defranksflies wrote:
You can substitute Uni Stretch. It has a little sheen, but not quite as glossy as any floss, but you are going to coat the body with a lacquer or uv resin/epoxy.


+1
My thought too. :)

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Re: Flex Floss

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Thanks. I routed through my material drawers and found some of the floss I am asking about. Too much stuff and not a good memory of all stuff I have. Anyway, I will use what I have and look for some other materials to get an affect that I think will be as or more effective.

Posted on: 2013/8/30 15:29


Re: Flex Floss

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Unistretch is a very different material, but I agree the coating will make any substitute work on this pattern. Spanflex is the closest thing to Flexi floss, and you can get it at TCO.
http://www.tcoflyfishing.com/TCO_Fly_ ... oduct.cfm?productid=39190
Flytyers dungeon sells something called bug body that seems to be the same material.
Mike.

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