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I bought three sizes to cover a range of hooks. I have found it easy to work with and does not break easily when wraping it. I use the .10 on size 18 hooks and it wraps very smooth and easy onto the hook. Couldn't ask for anything better.
If legal in your fishery, lead gets the fly down quick. Can't decide the diameter to use? I use a rule of thumb of matching the diameter of the hook shank with the diameter of the lead wire. Then if wanting to take extra step just coat with epoxy to address toxicity.
IMO this is the best way for adding weight to flies. Beads are seen on flies and add too much bulk to most flies I tie. Use this on 100% of the flies I tie for ice fishing. Can easily be wrapped over and works great. Have been using this for years and will continue to do so.
A great way to add weight to any fly. The lead part isn't so great but its lead, and until tungsten becomes this cheap I think it will continue to dominate. Just remember to wash your hands and coat the stuff with head cement!
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