articulated wire

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by luv2fly2, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. luv2fly2 Active Member

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    on my articulated streamers i am having a heck of a time with the wire. i used #14 guitar wire. it was very stiff. having not tied these before i am lost but it did not seem right. mike w
  2. Dan Soltau New Member

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    you will need to used nylon coated wire. i would recommend going down to micheals and getting beading wire, it is identical to fishing wire but much cheaper. the 19 strand type is good, they offer it 17 and 26 lb. i use the 26 lb the most, although they offer many types and strength. should be about 4 bucks per spool, good stuff.
  3. luv2fly2 Active Member

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    thank you dan. you have been very helpful. mike w