One of those materials that just seems to tie a pattern’s look together, UNI-French Oval Tinsel is a classy material that’s great for ribbing nymphs, emergers, streamers, steelhead flies, and wet flies. Available in four different sizes (extra small, small, medium, and large) and both gold and silver, this round tinsel provides segmentation and just enough flash to get the attention of most fish species. Whether you’re tying some traditional married wing salmon flies or just a classic Hares Ear Nymph, UNI-French Oval Tinsel is a material that you can count on.
UNI-French Oval Tinsel is primarily used for ribbing bodies. It’s a great material to give your flies a segmented appearance while enhancing the look and providing just enough flash. Perfect for tying butt section of classic salmon flies and ribbing anything from a wet fly, nymph, emerger, traditional streamer, and more, UNI-French Oval Tinsel is a great addition to all of our tying materials.
French Tinsel is a tying material that’s been used for years, and while UNI-French Oval Tinsel is an excellent product that you can rely on anytime you need an oval tinsel, there are other French Tinsels on the market. One of the more comparable Tinsels is Veevus’ French Tinsel. This French Tinsel also comes in a variety of diameter sizes, but it includes a copper shade in its selection of colors. However, both are great options for an oval tinsel and can be used almost interchangeably.
A material that’s been turned to for a very wide range of flies, UNI-French Oval Tinsel is pretty versatile stuff. Some of the more common patterns that use this tinsel are: