Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by sandspanker, Feb 1, 2011.
Those tubes looks nice too! but what kind of tying device they take?
Just a follow up,
I did a additional simple test that put a coffee straw outside of my house for 2 weeks under the snowy condition and the occasional sun light.
So, please DON'T USE use those coffee straw, at least I won't... sorry for the cheezy info.
Currently, I feel the Pro tubes materials are still on the top, the best I ever tried, and the HMH converter device is also really nice to secure the pro tubes. I think for the price it cost. The pro-tubes are well worth it. a large 40mm/40mm could be cut into 3 tubes for 3 normal size fly. a package of 14 tubes cost $7.99 can potentially tie 42 flies which is good enough for me for a trip...
Just for your reference.
Okay. One more time because I like you. :beathead: 1/8 inch Spaghetti air line for trucks. About 32 cents a foot. check it out.
Ha ha ha ha.... Thanks Philster...
Lesson learned! Order (1/8 inch Spaghetti air line ) is on the way! I appreciated!
hi Mark, where did you order the 1/8 inch Spaghetti air line from?
NAPA? is there a parts #?
What color do you want? Black, red, clear? Clear nylon is available here http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Detail.aspx?R=BK_7701540_0006392426 A little more expensive than spaghetti line, but still .50 a foot.
hi Philster, thanks for the URL link. I clicked on that and it just took me to the NAPA website.
When I did a search, there were a bunch of air brake tubing but no sizes were specified??
I guess I will have to the local NAPA and asked for 1/8" OD tubing?
Thanks again for the info.
I got both Renzetti and HMH tube vises and they are both fantastic vises. Tubes for streamers are the to go from now on. I dont use streamer hooks anymore since I found the hook up rates being awesome compared to long shanked hook. Cheaper in the long to and you can get circle/egg hooks anywhere. You wont regret it.
Weird. I guess with my cookies it takes me right to the product? Search Part number BK 7701540 for the clear nylon but it does have writing printed on it. if you want black, search air line tubing 1/8" on the internet. You won't find it online at NAPA, but I've just walked into large scale auto parts and walked out with it. There are some folks who really love nylaflow tubing, and you can search for that online, it comes in different sizes and can come out to be cheaper by the foot, but the way the balkamp stuff works is it gets delivered to your local NAPA so you don't pay shipping.
Any shop that does work on diesel semi trucks will have plenty of air brake tubing.
McMaster-Carr has just about any kind of tubing you can imagine: nylon, teflon, PVC, rubber, stainless, brass, and aluminum - among others. 1/8 in. OD nylon tubing is <a href="http://www.mcmaster.com/param/asp/PSearch2.asp?reqTyp=parametric&act=psearch&DisplayType=Param&FAM=tubing&FT_FT_3498=168547&FT_138=154264&FT_3916=169105&FT_3915=169148&session=desc=Nylon%20Tubing;tubing,FT_3498=168547;138=154264;3916=169105;3915=169148&ScreenWidth=1280&McMMainWidth=891#ItemsTable"> $0.16 to $0.25 per foot </a> depending on color and hardness.
I buy my brass, copper and aluminum tubing 3/16" and 1/8" from SmallParts.com. They been great but I am always on the look out for other places tho. Get a hobby miter box and saw to cut to length the tubings. The thing that I havent found a cheap source of is micro plastic tubing used for liner in 3/16" tubes which I still have to order and pay dearly for from HMH.
Before the tube fly "kits" hit the market, I used a Thompson "A" vise and a short length of metal coat hanger to hold the tube. It works like a champ and will save you some money if you find you don't like the flies you're tying. I have a roll of the black air line mentioned earlier. I put a needle in it, put it in boiling water for a few seconds to limber it up and then into cold water to set it. It comes out pretty straight that way. Just a thought.
When you're really ready to dive in: http://tubefly.blogspot.com/
As an aside, all the equipment (custom made reels, etc) you'll find here are top drawer stuff.