Dental floss like line connecting stinger hook?


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I have noticed some of the flies I bought that have a stinger hook use some sort of line that looks like super thick dental floss. I like it because it’s stiffer than braid and lighter than wire. Does anybody know what type of material it is?



AKA: Gregory Mine
I’m betting/thinking its 20-30lb backing. Very commonly used and you always have some laying around.
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Chucking a dead parrot on a piece of string!
I would consider using the largest diameter Maxima that will fit through the hook eye. You want it stiff so the fish doesn’t push it aside.
Yes, that. Stiff is also good to avoid fouling the hook on the rest of the fly. I have used braid up to 150 pounds, and it still fouls.

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