If you're looking for a versatile and effective material for fly tying, using Krystal Flash can be an excellent option. This synthetic material is widely used in the fly fishing world and can add a great deal of attraction to your fly patterns. The material has a shimmering effect that can mimic the scales of baitfish or give a flashy appearance to nymphs or dry flies.
This tying material can add a new dimension to your approach when fly fishing. Whether you’re targeting trout, bass, saltwater predators, or anything in-between, the material can easily be used in different colors to prey, . t can be added as a sparse accent to add visibility to a smaller pattern or used in a streamer body to make a convincing baitfish pattern. It is highly durable and can withstand regular use, making it a reliable addition to your fly-tying kit.
No matter if you're new to fly tying or well experienced, this material can provide you with the versatility and attraction needed to catch more fish. But do not be fooled by imitations. We only sell the original used in hundreds of patterns worldwide—42 colors, including solid colors—. Solid colors have light beads in the same shade, while other colors have light beads in yellow.
What makes Krystal Flash fly tying material so good for fly fishing?
This fly-tying material is comprised of fine strands of reflective mylar that imitate the way light reflects off the scales of fish. The colorful strands produce a lifelike appearance that's irresistible to many species of game fish. It's often used to create the wings, tails, and bodies of streamers and other types of flies, creating a flashy and attractive appearance that can stand out in murky water.
Unlike natural fibers, which can become waterlogged and lose their shape, Krystal Flash retains its reflective properties even when wet. It's also resistant to fading and damage from the sun and other environmental factors, making it a practical choice for anglers looking for consistent results. It can be cut to any length or shape, and its synthetic fibers mean that it does not break or fray as natural fibers can. Whether you're tying flies for freshwater trout or saltwater game fish, the material is versatile and effective and can help you create patterns that are sure to entice almost any fish.
How do you use Hareline Krystal Flash?
One of the most popular ways to use this tying material is to incorporate it into streamer patterns. Streamers are flies that imitate small fish, such as minnows, and are retrieved through the water to provoke strikes from predatory fish, such as pike, salmon, and muskie. It is the best material to be added to the body and tail of the streamers to add shimmer and enhance the baitfish-like movement during the retrieval process. It can also be used to add reflectivity for dry flies such as caddis flies, stimulators, and a variety of terrestrial patterns, making them more visible and adding a desirable coloration as well.
Considered one of the simplest materials to tie with, it can be used to create a variety of different fly patterns with ease. When paired with other fly-tying materials such as bucktail, Flashabou Accents, and Ice Dub, Krystal Flash can take an ordinary fly and transform it into a fish-catching machine.