If there is one flash material you must have it is Krystal Flash! Its fine, crinkly texture reflects light in all directions. By far the most popular material to add to wings or tails to give them some life.
Krystal Flash can also be a body material. Tie in a bunch of 10-15 strands just in front of the tail and wrap them forward to make a super flashy body. Check out our Sockeye Lightning flies for an example of this.
Tying Tip: To keep your Krystal Flash from getting tangled up, cut a small opening in the package just below the zip lock and use a bodkin or your scissor tips to tease out however many strands you need.
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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