Hareline Krystal flash is one of the most popular flash materials and for good reason. It is often imitated but this is the original and the best. It comes in a number of useful colors is easy to work with and looks great. It is made of a twisted mylar that reflects light well and gives texture to flies.
Patterns and Tying Techniques - Hareline Krystal Flash is mainly used to add flash and lateral lines to baitfish patterns. It can also be twisted into a rope and used to create baitfish bodies. Krystal flash works great mixed in with other materials or on its own. Use it as a wing case or legs on nymphs to add flash and attraction.
Hareline Krystal Flash vs Flashabou - The main difference between Krystal flash and Flashbou is that Krystal flash is crinkly. The crinkle in the flash adds added reflection and gives flies a textured look that is perfect for imitating scales.
Streamers - Krystal Flash is a key ingredient in tons of streamer patterns, like the Clouser Minnow and the Bonefish Gotchas. It can also be used in nymphs and midges for legs like in the Opal Flashback Pheasant Tail.
Approximate Dimensions - Hareline Krystal Flash comes in a large hank with a zip tie in the middle. On half of the hank is roughly 8 inches.
Pack Size - The hank is about the diameter of three pencils and comes with hundreds of individual fibers.
**These sizes and dimensions may vary based on manufacturer changes**