Thanks for the tip about the Beadalon wire. I'll have to get some. I just picked up 75 FEET of hollow braid mono/mylar from Hobby Lobby for $6.50. It's about 5mm in diameter. I can get some 8mm stuff from Micheal's, 10 feet for $3.50. I was wondering; I also picked up a dyed-red ostrich plume. I'm thinking a few herls, tied-in and twisted together, a couple turns, right at the bend of the lead hook, might make a good imitation of gills?