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MartinlfApril 14th, 2008, 5:36 am
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http://www.smallparts.com/terms/

They sell small quantities of all sizes of tungsten wire. I'm going to try some and will let folks know how it goes. It's my understanding that it is springy, and will not wrap, so I'll try segments lengthwise on the hook. Could be tricky with scud hooks unless it holds some shape when bent. I just hope wire cutters can cut it, otherwise it'll be me and the hacksaw.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
FalsiflyApril 14th, 2008, 12:04 pm
Hayward, WI.

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My apology to those that read my inaccurate post. Rather than revise it I found it easier to delete.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
LittleJApril 14th, 2008, 1:30 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

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Fasifly,
So to clarify, the wire specified in the link is what we would be looking for?
FalsiflyApril 14th, 2008, 3:51 pm
Hayward, WI.

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Jeff- Yes that is correct.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
Shawnny3April 14th, 2008, 5:24 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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It's my understanding that it is springy


I HATE springy wire for flytying. It is always one millisecond of lost tension from turning into a rat's nest. It may be a simple matter of buying the tungsten in a softer temper, but I'm not familiar enough with it to know if it even comes in a softer temper. If not, then good luck with all that, Louis.

I have some stainless steel (for my fly mounts) that I got specifically because it is so springy, and I sure wouldn't want to tie with that stuff. You may be in for a hurting, Louis.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
MartinlfApril 14th, 2008, 5:45 pm
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It's not completely springy, according to a sales rep I talked with today, but it's not malleable either. He seemed to think I could bend it some, but not wrap it.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
InconnuSeptember 6th, 2008, 5:03 pm
Beaumont, Alberta

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There is soft sheeting that is impregnated with tungsten. I use it on draper hooks but I imagine it could be wrapped on a standard hook shank. Should be available at most fly shops I would think.
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MartinlfSeptember 6th, 2008, 6:59 pm
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Many thanks for the suggestion!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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