A flat mylar tinsel that comes in a variety of color options and can be used to fool anything from bluegill to permit, Hareline’s Mini Flat Fly Braid is a material that’s hard to have too much of. This tinsel is flat in construction and is the mini size, which makes it great for smaller patterns like Crazy Charlies and even large nymphs and dry flies. Hareline’s Mini Flat Fly Braid is easy to work with and handle and is a durable option for crafting bodies, especially when fishing over rough environments like rivers and rocky flats.
Hareline’s Mini Flat Fly Braid is most commonly used to build bodies on streamers, steelhead flies, crustaceans, nymphs, and even some dry flies. A common body material, Hareline’s Mini Flat Fly Braid makes it easy to add bright colors and flash to your patterns, and if you find yourself in a pinch, you can split the fibers and even use it as tailing material. A versatile material, Mini Flat Fly Braid is a great choice for both saltwater and freshwater situations.
There are certainly similar items on the market, but none are quite as fine as the Mini Flat Fly Braid. Hareline’s Flat Diamond Braid is a closely similar material but it’s larger and a better choice for bigger patterns. Both of these materials can be used in a similar fashion such as winding durable bodies, but if you’re looking to tie smaller flies, Hareline’s Mini Flat Fly Braid is the superior option.
This material can be used in a variety of different patterns, but two of the most common are the Crazy Charlie and Gotcha.