Flyfishing Lures with Flexo FlyFlex Kits
Imagine a semi-transparent squid with a pale pink body interior. It's hollow, braided body produces vibrations just like a live squid jetting through the water. Or a neon green or hot pink eel, working the weeds on the bottom. Or any variety of plugs, jigs, flies, spinnerbait, worms, frogs, spoons, poppers or lifelike lures created with FLEXO™ Flyflex™ and standard tying materials.
With the vast design flexibility of FLEXO™ Flyflex™ and your imagination and skills, the creative possibilities are endless.
What is FlyFlex?
FLEXO™ Flyflex™ is the most unique new body material to enter the market in a long time. Endless design variations are possible. Everything from caddis fly larvae to crabs to minnows to squid, in all shapes and sizes can be crafted using FLEXO™ Flyflex™ body material.
The secret to FLEXO™ Flyflex™ is the material's ability to expand up to 150% of its original diameter. This allows the tubing to be turned back on itself several times to build shape and movement into any bait design. With just a little pushing or pulling to set a shape, FLEXO™ Flyflex™ can expand to mimic the body shape and texture of virtually any baitfish and the braided filaments mimic the natural action of light and water against scales or skin.
FLEXO™ Flyflex™ is tough and resilient, and is impervious to damage by salt water or ultraviolet radiation. The material is almost weightless and is suitable for both surface and deep water presentations.
FLEXO™ Flyflex™ is available in 4 sizes from 1/8" to 1/2" diameter and can expand up to 150% of it's original size. It can be used to make everything from the smallest freshwater fly to huge bluewater lures designed to attract even the largest gamefish. It is available in over 20 standard colors, including high visibility Neon Green, Neon Pink, Crystal Pearl, and Metallic Gold or Silver.
Most importantly, FLEXO™ Flyflex™ is easy to work with and integrates readily with traditional tying techniques and materials. It takes ink, dyes, resins and adhesives well and is unaffected by most common solvents.
How does it work?
FLEXO™ Flyflex™ is custom braided from individual filaments of advanced PET polymer, combined with other materials. The unique tubular construction allows the finished sleeve to expand up to 150% of it's original diameter.
Since the material is both seamless and expandable, the sleeve can be manipulated in unique ways.
- It can be turned back onto itself to form strong tubular shapes that surround and hide hook shanks or eyes.
- It can be pushed and tied into sleek body shapes to resemble natural baitfish.
- It can expand to cover tapered or assymetrical shapes to create poppers, plugs or spoons.
- When a fish strikes a FLEXO™ Flyflex™ body, the flexible material recedes away from the hook and allows deeper penetration and more consistent setting.
Where can I get this?
FLEXO™ Flyflex™ should be available soon at your favorite tying supplies resource. If your supplier doesn't carry it yet, suggest to him that he visit our website and learn more about this unique product. In the meantime, you may find a local or online vendor by following the "Where to Buy" menu link at the top of this page. We are constantly introducing FLEXO™ Flyflex™ to new vendors, so check the database of active dealers often.
If you are a tying supplies vendor, and are interested in adding FLEXO™ Flyflex™ to your current product line, please contact a Techflex Account Representative for more information.