Sunday, May 1, 2011

Electrical Cords

This is an old tips and tricks but may help the younger tyers.

Electrical cords make an excellent source of fine copper wire. Cut your cords about 4-6 inches long and leave a short amount of the insulation to keep it all together. Pull out a strand when its needed.


Jeremy Oster said...

That is a great tip for us beginner fly tiers on a budget. Thanks

Jay said...

Great tip. I use already used recycled electrical wire, but haven't tried leaving a little insulation on to keep it neat. Great idea.

Normand Frechette said...

A couple of electrical cords will yield many years of ribbing material and brassie flies!