Some New Streamer Materials
Whats up ya'll. So I have been trying to get the creative juices flowing and have been tying up strange and interesting new streamers. I wanted to get some new ideas for streamer materials and am hoping for some imput. As much as I love the old standbys of marabou, bucktail, spun deer hair, rabbit strips, and palmered hackle; I need something new. A new challenge if you will.
What new, strange, innovative, or just old standby streamer materials have you all been tying with lately?
Now I know some of you have your secrets, and if you don't want to share, that is fine. As a show of good faith among tiers; here are a few new and fun things I have been worknig with.
-UV Polar Chenille and Mohair. Now I know these are not exactly new or innovative; BUT, tie the chenille and mohair in at the same time, twist them together, use a wire brush to brush the fibers out, and you have a pretty interesting and pulsating body material.
-Hobby lobby present packing material. They usually sell stuff this up by the front counters. It looks like crumpled up magnum pearl flashabou. One bag will probably last you the rest of your life for under $2. I like it crumpled up, but you can straighten it out through a leader straightener, your fingers, or with a hair dryer.
-Fish skulls and Sculpin Helmets. These things are just sweet.
-UV Ice Dub NOT used as dubbing…
-Costume wigs. Just find wigs from a costume store or Hobby Lobby (straight haired wig) in whatever colors you want. Epic pike fly material.
Hobby Lobby holds some secrets, just be willing to look for them.