Are you out of that embossed tinsel for those neat looking streamer bodies?
Substitute some twisted wire. Simply twist 2 strands of silver wire into a rope and you'll get a reasonable substitute and a little added weight on the hook
This is purely meant as a substitute if you just happen to run out of the embossed tinsel. It is not intended for the production of 1000 flies.
Size of the wire is irrelevant.