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    I have guitars, and lord knows I work with many (Rock and Roll), just never thought of using left overs. Just no nylon in R&R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly Goddess View Post
    I have guitars, and lord knows I work with many (Rock and Roll), just never thought of using left overs. Just no nylon in R&R.
    I've only played acoustic; but, couldn't the metal strings be used for ribbing or weight? Not sure how "flexible" they are.

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    Very nice work making those flies, how long does it take or hard is it to get the string material to stay on the hook as pictured? The flies look very lifelike.
    Last edited by jimp; 10-29-2013 at 06:15 PM.

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    What a great idea. I'll have to try that out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg H View Post
    I am a drummer, so not much material there unless a drum head provides mylar for scud backs (but way too heavy). However I have gone to the music store to purchase BLACK nylon guitar strings to cut and heat to make eyes for larger nymphs, small muddlers, and grasshoppers, etc. Worked great!

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    It is very hard to get bronze strings to wrap around the hook. Maybe the 1st string may work. I'll give it a try and see what happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Mortis View Post
    I've only played acoustic; but, couldn't the metal strings be used for ribbing or weight? Not sure how "flexible" they are.
    Last edited by Gigmaster; 10-30-2013 at 12:31 AM.

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    The Nylon string is not that hard to wrap, but you do need to keep some tight pressure on it until you get it cinched, or it will explode off of the hook. And you need to cinch it down real good before turning loose of it, at least 15 to 20 tight wraps. Kevlar thread would be great for this because you could really put some tension on it, without it breaking. And there would be little danger of cutting the nylon with it.

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    Saw somewhere steel guitar strings bent and tied in as weed guards on streamers. Looked good.

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    Good looking pattern!
    The Green Hornet strikes again!!!

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