when using mylar..

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by baseballandfishing, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. baseballandfishing New Member

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    covington, wa, usa.
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    how do you build a body? do you just leave the myler the way it is? I remember someone saying you can use part of a pop can to shape the body but i have no clue
    thank you
  2. Surf_Candy Member

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    Bainbridge Island, WA.
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    for what type of fly?? - I think you may be refering to the zonker - never tied one, but understand you use zonker-tape, or magnetic peel and stick sheet, cut in the shape you want and stick the two halves together over the hook somehow, slide you mylar tubing over it and you are on your way. do a search for zonker fly patterns.

    Jim W
  3. rockfish Member

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    Manchester, Wa
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    amy ruiz on ebay who gos by vintageflies sells everything for tube flies, mylar tubing in awesome colors, tube flie bodies real cheap and a tube flie vise, everything for under 30 dollars my bill came to. totally reccomend it if you like mylar or tube flies


    saltwater flyfishing in the northwest is a science as well as an art