Need help finding the "whatchamacallit" stuff

#1
There is a material that is very similar to V Rib and/or Liquid Lace. I don't know if it's "tubular" or flat material, but it is multi-colored - like black, pearl, clear, silver/gold, red - all in one. (I think those are the colors)

It's used on small flies like chironomids and emergers for the body. It comes on a spool like thread does.

Does anyone know my "whatchamacallit" material?
 
#3
Are you thinking about "stretch magic?" it's all the rage now because you can layer it and get a multi-colored fly. If so, look at a craft or fabric store.
 
#5
No, it's not any of those, but closest to the Midge Tube. It's like that, but several colors, all in one.

It's hard to describe (obviously). It has a mixture of all/some of those colors I mentioned above, but all in the same (one) material.

I saw it at Cabelas, when I was "killing time" with the kids. It was in their fly tying section, but it's not in their online store.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#10
You can wrap clear v-rib over the top any color holographic tinsel. I really like red v-rib over silver holographic tinsel.
While you are at it, pick up some antistatic bags and a old VHS tape for chironomid bodies.
SF
 
#14
Yes. We have a couple of contract flytyers in our club and they have used it to tie some very interesting flies that change colors depending on which way you look at them. Consequently, a bunch of our tying members have searched the planet for the stuff; some without too much luck. Personally, I haven't tried it yet and don't know if I will for a while. It takes me long enough to tie now and I have more materials than I can use in a lifetime.