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Re: Larva Lace and other body materials

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sandfly wrote:
tom the lanyard stuff is not flexi floss but swannadze..flexi floss is a flat stretchy rayon. the lanyard material can be used for a swannadaze sub. Larva lace is a soft vinal tubing that can be filled with wire or fluids, cool flies then..


That's what I was saying originally, but apparently everyone else thinks other wise...I did go on larva laces site and they have flat and half round as well which is where I got confused...like you (sandfly) I thought they only made the round tubing type which is all I have that is actual larva lace brand...


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Tom, I always thought of schwunandaze as that opaque material we used for lace when we went to summer camp back in the day.


All the shwunandaze I have is translucent...even the black is more smoky

But as you pointed out, the biggest use is stonfly nymph abdomens...I do use it for some pupa patterns but I don;t really tie a tone of those and you really don't have to since they are all but indestructible...wonder what mute is gonna do with all that material he bought?...enough to make about 10,000 flies i'd say.

but whatever was just trying to help him out...if he has what he needs I' m done with this...its getting silly

Posted on: 2008/2/18 10:53


Re: Larva Lace and other body materials

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Has anyone tried using the colored oil in hollow Larva Lace approach? I've seen flies tied that way put always seem to picture a fly box dripping in baby oil when they leak on a hot day.

Posted on: 2008/2/18 12:08


Re: Larva Lace and other body materials

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What about latex strips?
Latex makes the best abdomen on large stonefly nymphs. I use the normal color, the creamy color, and then color it with marker and finish with multi coat head cement. The only problem I have while using it for large stonefly nymphs is that the abdomen then doesn't match the thorax as far as materials goes, and it doesn't look right.

Lately, I have been using more larva lace, I call it midge tubbing.

I use mine the traditional way (wrapping around the hook), but more often I slide it over the hook's eye and rib with my tying thread. This is very simple and realistic and doesn't form a hard body that a fish would sure tell is not real, then spit it out. I mess with every color and different colors of ribbing.
The hardest part about using it this way is slidding it over the eye on larger sizes. The plus side to using it this way is you use very little material (like a centameter at most), there is no wasted material (I don't precut, I just slide the one end over the eye and cut what I don't need away), and IMO it looks better than wrapping it around the shank.

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Re: Larva Lace and other body materials

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Larva Lace is very good for woven stoneflys and other stonefly patterns(Fly Tyer winter 07). Another is the nymphomaniac (Fly Fisherman- July 07.

Posted on: 2008/2/18 16:49


Re: Larva Lace and other body materials

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Well, it looks like Thursday, my day off will include a road trip to TCO and Cabellas for some Larva Lace.

Posted on: 2008/2/18 22:30


Re: Larva Lace and other body materials

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What color do you need?
I may have some extra that I could spare.

Posted on: 2008/3/30 18:09



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