Blane Chocklett is widely regarded as one of the best big game anglers, fly tyers, and guides in the world. Chocklett’s Body Tubing is the authentic “secret ingredient” used by Blane in everything from trout flies to musky flies for heads, to segment the bodies, and to keep the materials flared up, allowing them to push more water and have the illusion of bulk — the hollow fly effect — while being light and castable all day.
Length per pack: 1/8" x 3', 1/4” x 3', and 1/2” x 2'
Create a bigger fly body with less materials The more materials you use, the heavier your fly gets, making it harder to cast. Body Tubing creates a ramp for your material to lay against, which flares it out to create the illusion of bulk without using much material, keeping your fly light and easy to cast.
Make your fly push more water The flared materials allow your fly to push more water, making it more likely to attract the attention of your target fish.
Give your streamers longer lives Body Tubing is designed to be tied to protect thread wraps from the teeth of fish. In addition, as the body materials begin to flatten against the body from extended fishing, you can push the tubing forward against the tying materials to flare them back up.
Alternative to reverse-tying for easier body tapering of flies Whether you're tying with deer hair or other fibers, Body Tubing provides a solution to time-consuming reverse-tying.
For use in fresh and saltwater streamer fly patterns of all sizes Body Tubing was made famous for its use in the T-Bone, a large musky fly, but it's a useful material for flies of all sizes. The 3-size range (1/8", 1/4", 1/2") is designed to provide an option for any size streamer fly pattern and to allow for tapering.
Quantity per pack: 3 sizes (1/8" and 1/4” have 3 feet per packet and 1/2” has 2 feet per packet) Comes in Clear only.
Farrars Flash Blend
One of Spirit River’s most popular streamer fibers! A mix of Slinky fiber & Lite-Brite provides an undulating motion & a hint of flash. Tie some on a hook, glue on eyes and bang, instantly ready.
From Pro Sportfisher: Just like our Shrimp Shells these gammarus shells are precut for giving your fly a realistic and easy to tie look. Use a curved hook, add some weight, some dubbing and a rib and you are ready to tie a perfect gammarus imitation in no time – a true killer for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing. We have discovered how important gammarus nymphs are so a gammarus pattern is a “must-have-in-the-box” pattern when hunting trouts everywhere.
X-Small -18 pcs
Small- 18 pcs
Med- 15 pcs
Click HERE to watch a video to learn how to successfully tie with these shells.
Tying the Pro Gammarus Shrimp
Mustad C49S - Caddis curved
Tungsten lead wire
Pro Gammarus Nymph Shell
STF Dub, Lt. Olive
Grey Latex Sheets
Latex Sheets: For stones, caddis, larva, scuds, and inch worms. A simple fold or two and you can make twister tails. Cut as you please to make that realistic fly.
GRIZZLY HAIR is approximately 16" length, with barring at every 3/16". This synthetic hair is the perfect top to any streamer fly, or to add a lateral line to any bait fish pattern. It is more durable and less expensive than natural grizzly saddle, and finer than Synthetic Yak Hair. It is color fast and a valuable asset to any fly tyers bench.
Jungle Cock HD
Pro Sportfisher has this to say about the Junglecock HD:
For the past 20 years manufactures of flytying material have been trying to make a substitute for the highly desired but unfortunately red listed Jungle Cock, with limited or no success. That have changed with the introduction of the Pro Jungle cock HD. We are very proud to present the best substitute ever made. Through advanced printing and cutting technology we have created a photorealistic substitute that is far stronger than the original, and have some features like being able to bend and shape it to the desired profile by pulling the JC`HD between your thumps. Add to this the precise cut and you have a product that is not only environmental sustainable but perfect every time. A layer of UV Varnish completes the 3D effect and even hard core old school flytyers have a hard time telling the difference between the real thing and the Pro Jungle cock HD.
Available in 4 sizes: XS: 15 mm (60 pcs per sheet) • S: 20 mm (60 pcs per sheet) M: 30 mm (40 pcs per sheet) and L: 32 mm (60 pcs per sheet)
Larva Lace Nymph D Rib
D Rib that works great for creating segmented bodies. A must have. One side is flat and the other side is D shaped, solid. Use water based cement only!
Mangum's Dragon Tails
“Mangum’s Dragon Tail” Conceived by David Mangum from Florida. David is a top notch Fly Tier andGuide. With his knowledge and background, the “Dragon Tail” is now available. Final development and procurement was the collaborated efforts by the Orvis Company and Cascade Crest Tools. This component has been specially treated to add color fastness and durability. Using various retrieval techniques you can make it dance or swim with a snake like action. 5 per package, the tapered length is 7” long, with 3/4” diameter mid section.
From one of the premier tarpon guides on the Gulf Coast, Mangum's Dragon Tail fly is made from an amazing new material that moves and undulates as it swims. Poly-based synthetic fabric with exceptionally diverse applications. Great lifelike movement in the water. Perfect for streamers, or shorten, apply adhesive, and use for a variety of body, wing, and tail applications.These tails take color markers very well allowing you to bar them easily.
The baitfish color combo has two each of black, white and grey and the 6 pack color combo has one each of purple, pink, fl.green, fl.yellow, tan and olive.
Comes in three sizes and two colors. Foam core. Great on those minnow patterns.
Mirage Dome Eyes
Great, dome shaped eyes in green. Comes in three sizes
VIRTUAL SKIN is the hottest product around for nymph and larva bodies. It wont degrade in your fly box like rubber typically does. Nymph Skin will allow you to tie the most realistic abdomens in 3 simple steps. Also use for wing cases and other applications. Great range of match the hatch colors plus they can easily be marked for more realism
Virtual Nymph- Nymph Skin is used by Bill Logan, Steve Thornton, Oliver Edwards, Marcus Hoffman and many of the world's best known fly tyers. Tying instructions are printed on the packet. 5 feet per packet.
The new colours have been tested by Steve Thornton at his tying bench and on rivers in the UK, Europe and America. The NEW colours are to imitate the natural colours of caseless caddis larva like the Hydro and caddis pupa. Use either Caddis Grey or Dark Tan. A new Midge Red colour to imitate Chironomus annularis (midge Larva)
Look at these amazing flies made with Virtual Nymph Skin:
Rainy's Stretch Flex
RAINY'S S-T-R-E-T-C-H FLEX: An unbelievably strong and durable elastic material. Tie worms, scuds, nymphs, stoneflies, and more!
Used heavily by the lake addicts for chironomids and the river addicts for stonefly nymphs. Overlap each wrap for easy segmented bodies. Also works very well for wingpads and scudbacks. In 1/8" wide strips.
Take a look at the flies below made with Rainy's Stretch Flex.
Don't walk past this one.
Made from hydrophobic materials that don't soak up water! This keeps the fly light and easily cast. Simply back cast and any water dripping off the fly will be removed allowing a perfectly dry fly to land. Raptor Flash has a slight sheen to it causing it to sparkle in the water and has a slight crinkle allowing you to create a large fly without adding a lot of bulk or weight. Want to add a touch of color? Simply use markers to add some gill or barring colors.
So many uses for this include as a winging material, baitfish body, tailing material or to add movement or bulk without weight. It is equally at home in salt water as well as fresh and is very durable.
10" strands allow you to make lots of flies from a single hank. Mix and match the colors such as adding two blues together before tying on your hook to give your fly even more depth.
Solar Flair Fibre
A sleek and slinky version that comes in variegated orange.
Round Rubber Hackle
Round Rubber Hackle is perfect for creating legs, antennae and tails on nymphs, streamers, hoppers and backswimmers. The hackle comes in strips of connected strands. The strands can be separated before tying onto patterns or left joined to create thicker legs for hoppers.
Available in white or navy blue
Perfect for shrimp patterns, chironomids, wing cases, wrapped bodies and so much more. Comes in two sizes. Flexible, elastic type material.
Opaque rubber with speckled flakes suspended inside the leg. First color, listed below, is the leg color, second is the flake color. These are great on any fly, from Wapsi.
Squirmy legs are ultra-elastic latex legs designed with the smallwater anglers in mind. Similar to flexi floss but much thicker. It is incredibly effective on flexi worms.
They are 3mm tubular legs which are completely limp yet come alive in the water. The trout love them. Here is some ideas for flies with squirmy legs, simple and effective!
Stonefly Foam Bodies
I love this product. Great colors in a very well made body. Makes tying simpler and easier. Lots of colors to choose from. 12 or 15 per pack.
A thin, crinkly plastic used for wings, wing cases and flash backs. Very useful.