Danville Flat Mylar Tinsel is gold on one side and silver on the other. Makes very nice bodies on sparse salmon and steelhead flies. The larger the size number the wider the tinsel. The Size 14 is 1/32″ wide and the Size 12 is 3/64″.
Flat Tinsel – Gold & Silver
If you are using the tinsel to create bodies go with the larger Size 12. For small flies, tinsel tags on salmon flies, and other tasks where you don’t need to cover a large amount of area go with the Size 14.
Tying Tip: A single layer of tinsel often looks bumpy and has gaps. For best results, tie a double layer of tinesl. Attach the tinsel near the head of the fly, wrap back to the tail position, and then wrap back up to the head.
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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