Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Chef, Feb 15, 2011.
There are White and Pearl.
Tried to paint some, but it chips off very easy. I am sure baking on has something to do with it. I know there is a powder for lures that you have to bake on, that might be an option.
Blue , I have found that cleaning them first with acetone works wonders.
pro-tec is a popular brand for the paint you are talking about. very durable and thick finish
That is the stuff! Thanks
A better product is vinyl jig paint. Very tough stuff and nothing to bake on, just dip and dry. I begin with a white primer then one's chosen color, lasts a long time. Cabelas sells it and so do a number of on-line retailers. Goggle it.
OR, save the money for the extra paints and what not and buy more WHITE tungsten beads, that don't cost any more than regular Tungsten....just sayin'....LOL
I have not found white tungsten beads in 3/32 or smaller. I use these on my chronnies size 18 to 20.
Pacific Fly Fisher cataloge.
3/32 or 2.3 or 2.4 mm for $5.99. But isn't that big for 18 & 20? I would think 1/16 or 5/64. Or a 2 mm.
They are not tungsten beads. I have these but they dont have the same weight. Thats why I paint my own.
True enough. I assumed with the price that they were. They do feel heavier than regular beads though. And if they work for Chan....well [;-)]
Blue, yes the stillwater beads are pricey, I buy my tungsten beads from a shop close to me and they are half what other shops want for them. I wont say the shops name since they are not a site sponser.