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Wanted to share some material I have found that I have adapted for fly tying.  It can be found where sewing goods are sold.  It's called stitch witchery.It can be used to make wings on flies.  Cut it, place it in some needlenose pliers or wing burner and lightly touch it with a flame.  Here are a few samples and some flies I've tied using them.It takes marker well and is fairly durable.  Give it a try a share your findings.

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Comment by dick tabbert on July 25, 2016 at 8:33pm

Thanks Carl and Rex for sharing. I think I have to give these a try maybe it will cure my problems and will definitely let you know my outcomes. Again thanks Carl for finding the info and Rex for making it known.

Comment by Bluegill Timber on July 28, 2012 at 12:52pm

Those are great looking bugs

Comment by Rex Robinson on July 26, 2012 at 12:53pm

Doubling the material up helps a lot.  Most of the fish I have caught on these have been 8 to 9 inch fish and it seems to hold up for several fish about as well the rest of the materials the fly is composed of.  I've had days the worst beat up fly kept producing.  Only got to tangle with some monster hybrids several years back in south Alabama at a private pond before I started tying this pattern, so don't know how it would hold up to those big boys.  Sure would like to get back there and see.  My motto is, "if they eat it and shred, I'll make more and have plenty on hand."

Comment by Jim Gronaw on July 25, 2012 at 8:36pm

I fish a couple of ponds that have a lot of gills near the 10 inch mark and some bigger, and a few ponds with hybrids nearing 12 inches. These fish often strike lures/flies/jigs with thunderous savagery and can do damage to smaller artificials like jigs and flies. How do these hold up under the repeated, heavy strikes from large panfish?

Comment by Jim Gronaw on July 23, 2012 at 6:37pm

Great stuff!

Comment by Rex Robinson on July 22, 2012 at 8:21pm

Jen, I double up the material before I burn the edges and they seem to hold up well.  The roll I have been using is several years old so I hope they haven't changed the composition of this stuff.

Comment by Jen Nayfly on July 22, 2012 at 7:01pm
This made a beautiful wing BUT found the material to not hold up even after coating the wings with rubber based cement. Did you use something to make them durable?
Comment by Jen Nayfly on July 20, 2012 at 7:19pm
Time to get out the wing burners & some stich witchery to do a comparison
Comment by Greg McWilliams on July 20, 2012 at 5:26pm

I like the looks of those!!!!!!

Comment by Greg McWilliams on July 20, 2012 at 5:26pm

Jen, Doesn't that look kind of like the original wings on the NAYBEE?????

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