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Reviewer: A viewer from Herndon, VA US
this is the wire i use for all the flies that i tie. I find that it bends very nicely, does not come undone, and cuts easily. Its a big bonus that it is lead free.
I use this wire for under body on streamers and large czech nymphs
Lighter than lead but great for most applications
Reviewer: A viewer from Blacksburg, VA US
Love this wire, it is not as heavy as lead but it is safer to work with and still sinks pretty well. If you need to get deeper than this stuff will let you go then you need to use tungsten beads or add weight to your tippet. It tears right off just by pinching at the end of the wraps and winds very easily without breaking as easily as lead. One tip to keep the thread from slipping between the coils is to leave your tag end long when you tie in your thread and pull it back and tight alongside the coils and wrap your thread around both the tag end of thread and the wire, then turn and go the other way. This is quick to do and as long as you keep it tight allows the thread to form a "platform" for subsequent wraps to go against without slipping into the coils.
Reviewer: A viewer from Fort Collins, CO
A lot of bulk when wrapped, but seems too light. I know the hazards of lead over time I can see the problems of using it too much. I still prefer lead but will manage to use this anyway until they come up with a better alternative.
<i><b>J. Stockard comments - </b>An alternative is Spirit River's tungsten thread (actually wire). It's very thin so may require many wraps but could do the trick.</i>
All I'll use
Reviewer: A viewer from Chesapeake Bay
Before my son was born I only used lead wire, but once we were expecting I switched over to lead free wire. This stuff works (more or less) the same as the lead wire, but I do need to add a little more to get the same sink rate I was getting with the lead wire. However, in general, there's no real practical difference between this stuff and the lead for the flies I like to tie.