I like to think of myself as a frugal, yet innovative tier when
it comes to using my materials. And I like to have fun when tying.
I keep a small baggie of all of my "flash" (flash-o-bou, polar flash, etc...)
clippings. When cut into ~1/8' lengths - all mixed - no mater the color.
Then when I want a little flash in a dubbed body a mix a pinch in the
dubbing mix and tie it in. The mixed colors have shown some happy
accidents in the final fly colors.
I haven't worked much with epoxy heads/bodies but I bet this
would add some sparkle to these or specks to epoxied hair wings.
Then again, maybe I'm just cheap! I'm still having fun - and hope you do too!
~ Kim Bowman
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