Sulky Holographic Tinsel

Tinsel you can get at the craft store








So my buddy Grant Bench is a fly tying material connoisseur. He's always sliding me new materials to try out and for all I know he's dealing with black market goods coming from illegal sweatshops in a polar bear killing facility in Yemen. But yeah, he's got the hook-ups.

This Sulky tinsel was one of his suggestions. I went to the craft store that same day and bought a few to try out. I'll say this stuff is the bees knees for ribbing or adding flash to flies. It's small in size, but yet flat and very shiny. Plus, it's strong stuff -- it won't tear or munch too easily. The spools here come in 250 yard amounts.



And, even better, it looks good on a fly body. I found a good use for entire body wrapping and especially ribbing all sorts of flies. So it's a winner!

Holo-Buzzer with Clear Cure Good finish

Date
2/8/13
FlyFishFood  Review
Product
Sulky Tinsel
Manufacturer
Sulky
Reviewer
Curtis

Score
Comments
Quality
9
Shiny, small and tough.
Price
7
A spool is 250 yards and will set you back $5. Don't know how that compares to tying spooled tinsel like UTC
Practicality
9
Buy some and you'll have plenty to last and you'll find yourself using it all over the place