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Perfect Rubber Legs

Started by Holmes, March 26, 2012, 10:38:19 AM

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Holmes

So having tied hundreds upon hundreds of stonefly and girdle bugs, I have tried a bunch of materials.

Silli legs- great action in water but fish break them off after a time.

Rubber- Less action in the water, becomes brittle and cracks over time.

Sexi floss- Great stuff, not as much action in the water as silli legs, and only comes in really fine diameter. Limited useful range of tying size.

I finally found the perfect product. It is called Perfect Rubber Legs by Hedron.

It comes in a hank of material--- you can tie everything from a size 2 popper to a size 16 girdle bug. All you have to do is stretch the strand out to the diameter you need. It does not return to it's original thickness, and fish cannot break it off the fly. The action in the water is bar none. If you tie a bunch of patterns with legs, get this stuff.

http://www.jsflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/item/SM-720010-0000/68000/Hedron-Perfect-Rubber-Silicone-Legs.html


benben reincarnated

Nice.  I'll have to check that out.  I've been using the wapsi spanflex, which I've liked, has a nice translucence look to it as well.  Only problem is it develops too much memory and tends to curl up some out of the bag.


Holmes

Quote from: benben on March 26, 2012, 11:05:44 AM

Nice.  I'll have to check that out.  I've been using the wapsi spanflex, which I've liked, has a nice translucence look to it as well.  Only problem is it develops too much memory and tends to curl up some out of the bag.

Spanflex is the same thing as sexi floss. You are right, it did have some memory problems. This stuff here, it's straight as an arrow and unbreakable. Can't beat it... You will enjoy the vast array of colors available. Wish I had discovered the stuff sooner!


phlyfisher

 'c;

plan on ordering some this week, thanks hedo  -0-

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tomato can

Never seen that stuff but it looks bomber.  I have been using flexifloss which I like over round rubber legs.  But I bet that is better.


Holmes

Quote from: tomato can on March 27, 2012, 19:11:01 PM

Never seen that stuff but it looks bomber.  I have been using flexifloss which I like over round rubber legs.  But I bet that is better.

Actually the best product I have ever seen for fly tying. Buy some, you won't be dissapointed! -0-


tomato can

Well I just ordered a bunch.  boy it never ends buying flitting stuff.

b';


Holmes

Quote from: tomato can on April 03, 2012, 18:11:50 PM

Well I just ordered a bunch.  boy it never ends buying flitting stuff.

b';

Well in the long run this stuff will eliminate the need for different diameters rubber and span flex legs. You can do it all with this one material, plus your flies will last a longer time... the hook will probably rust out before those legs break off.


kylemc


NewTyer1

I used to use this stuff as bow string silencers called living rubber. It came in a small sheet I believe and you pulled on it and it separated into nice thin pieces, great for fly legs. Here is a link to a description.

http://www.lurecraft.com/catalog.cfm//Living-Rubber

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Dougfish

Quote from: tomato can on April 03, 2012, 18:11:50 PM

Well I just ordered a bunch.  boy it never ends buying flitting stuff.

b';

Ditto that TC. Order in also, and small wonder....found plenty more to add to the order. Thanks Petey! ;D


Stone-Man

Petey,
Sorry for the last post/inquiry ---- I just did not see the thread.

I am a mad dog pan fish freak and use a ton of rubber legs on various bugs such as the Bully Bluegill Bug.
My question is  ::::  Are these legs round or flat ??     I use rubber legs that actually "swim" a little as the bug falls.

JT


Holmes

Stoneman,

These legs are round. They have a very active wiggle in the water(much more so than regular rubber) Only downisde is they aren't squared off like you'd want for that bully bluegill pattern.

Quote from: Stone-Man on May 01, 2012, 15:56:43 PM

Petey,
Sorry for the last post/inquiry ---- I just did not see the thread.

I am a mad dog pan fish freak and use a ton of rubber legs on various bugs such as the Bully Bluegill Bug.
My question is  ::::  Are these legs round or flat ??     I use rubber legs that actually "swim" a little as the bug falls.

JT



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