Red Tinsel

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Red Tinsel

Post by WiFlyfisher » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:28 pm

In my fly tying package from the UK were a few small extras to try. One was a small strand of micro red tinsel which immediately caught my attention. So i tied a wingless wet to see how it looks...

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My question is: Does anyone know and soft hackle wet fly patterns that call for red tinsel? I would love to see them, especially since I couldn't resist ordering a spool of micro red tinsel along with a purple spool as well.. Hopefully the trout are as big a sucker for red & purple tinsel as I am.

Another thought I have is because it is micro thin to caught some up in tiny pieces and blend into my dubbing mixes when desired.

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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by Ruard » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:37 am

Jim Wynn has quite a few flies with red in them.

There is a book with the flies of Jim Wynn, but I have also a pdf witch I can send you if you like it.


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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by tie2fish » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:27 am

Don't know about established patterns, John, but I would fish yours in a heartbeat.
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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by WiFlyfisher » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:08 pm

Ruard wrote:Jim Wynn has quite a few flies with red in them.

There is a book with the flies of Jim Wynn, but I have also a pdf witch I can send you if you like it.


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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by daringduffer » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:18 pm

There is a spider called Black Magic that utilises red holographic tinsel as a secret ingredient.

It is a variation of an older pattern you can read about here: http://www.flyonlyonline.co.uk/blog/sev ... eason.html

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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by William Anderson » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:45 pm

John, that's a beaut. I haven't tied with red ribbing but I can certainly see the draw. Something to try.
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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by WiFlyfisher » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:23 pm

I just received today 2 colors of 1/16" wide Sulky Tinsel which I want to use as ribbing smaller wet flies. I tried the tinsel with peacock (but not wingless, sorry :roll: ). Next I want to try it with a silk thread body and ribbed with the tinsel as wingless wets.

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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by letumgo » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:18 pm

John - I look forward to seeing those. I have a whole set of Sulky colors to play with.

What hooks are these typed on? Love the proportions and hook bend.
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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by Smuggler » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:09 pm

I too enjoy using the Sulky/Gutterman tinsels. They withstand quite a bit of abuse as far as tinsel goes.
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Re: Red Tinsel

Post by WiFlyfisher » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:56 am

letumgo wrote:John - I look forward to seeing those. I have a whole set of Sulky colors to play with.

What hooks are these typed on? Love the proportions and hook bend.
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