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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: CHEAP "Sparkler" Material Reply with quote

I recieved a pm in the form of a "Heads up" from "Blondie" earlier this week.

So this morning I acted on it. Took myself off to Wilkinson's at Carmarthen - and in the Christmas decorations section I was delighted to find Silver, Gold and Red Lametta hanks for 40p each. Generous hanks, a full 17" in length. Very similar to "Flashabou" and only a little coarser. But much, much cheaper. Cool Very Happy

Also plastic "Bead chain" in the same colours. around 6mm diameter and 2.7M long - cut into pairs they would make ideal lightweight eyes for large lures. 50p a go - or 3 for 2 - all three colours for a squid. Very Happy

See pic below - a 12" rule gives size comparison.



So then - a general heads up for anyone needing "Sparklers" for pike or large lures. Here be cheap stuff. Wink

Thanks a bunch, Steve. You've saved me a small fortune. Very Happy Very Happy the whole lot as seen above - cost the grand total of 3squid. Shock Wink You can pay that much for one hank of Flashabou. Sad

Cheers ..... Tony. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no problem mate. hope its of help to the other guys aswell. Wink would of put a picture up but im useless posting pics Embarassed Laughing .thanks for putting it up mate.many thanks.steve Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like bargain, but in reality shite. Invariably this cheap Xmas decoration lametta is weak and wont stand up to casting, let alone a chewing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mary has a point. The Wilkinson Lametta does break very easily. Sad

I remember Mike Connor posting a link to some suitable lametta on a saltwater forum a few years ago that was a fraction of the price charged in tackle shops but l can't locate the link now. Mad

If I recall right he reckoned the trick with lametta is to give it a pull. The good stuff will stretch, the other stuff will snap easily like the Wilkinson stuff does.

Seems the search goes on. Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lets hope toby can help Wink .i have tied a few up and will try and get around to using one to see how it lasts Shock Laughing .worth 40p(probably 10p per fly).if it catches just one decent "croc" Wink .i will continue to search Rolling Eyes .cheers.steve Smile
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