Synthetic tying materials have expanded the realm of possibilities in saltwater fly tying. Their durability, color, action and translucency make them invaluable to tiers and anglers. Some of them offer only one of those qualities, however, so you end up using several different kinds of material in a single fly.
The synthetic material gurus at the Fishient Group incorporate all those attributes in the company’s new Mirror Image, an ethereal cotton candy-type fiber that gives bulk and length to flies while retaining its natural translucency. This unique material has been carefully blended to imitate local baitfish colors as well. The colors are infused into the fibers to increase the translucent nature of the material and keep them from fading or bleeding over time. Mirror Image works well for virtually any kind of fly; it is more durable than natural hairs and sheds water quickly to make casting even the bulkiest flies easier. Its inherent durability makes it ideal for toothy fish.
This material is available in 19 colors, from chartreuse to a coppery color called redfish. It comes bundled in 10-inch-long hanks, which also makes it ideal for tying larger streamer patterns to mimic almost any species.
For more information, contact the Fishient Group; 011-27-39-975-3996; or visit www.fishient.com.