I've definitely been playing with tension. This stuff is pretty cool, seems like you can do a lot of different things with it.
I had some time to play around on the vise while the baby and girlfriend were sleeping this morning.
First off, I didn't realize there were different sizes of micro tubing. The stuff I got just say s "Micro Tubing Clear". It's from Hareline Dubbin, Inc. This stuff is TINY. I was trying to feed a wire through it like Jim suggested, and I swear, I thought he sent me on a snipe hunt or something. Haha. Anyway, I found a much bigger (bigger diameter) piece in my tying stuff that a friend gave me. Wire went in there with little trouble. Anyway, here's a picture:
The ones on the left are the ones I tied the other night, which is what made me start this thread. The green one has micro tubing wrapped around it, but I pulled it really tight while palmering. To me, it didn't look like anything much different than a thread midge. The others on the left are ones I wrapped with less tension, getting closer to the effect I wanted.
On the right are the ones I tied today. You can see the difference in size of the tubing. I really like the way the wire looks in the tubing, but on these size 20 hooks it looks too bulky in my opinion. What do you guys think of these?
By the way, thanks Kimo for suggesting cutting at an angle first. That made a huge difference!
Thanks again for all your help, everyone!