Flyflex Flexo Body Tubing / Chocklett's Body Tubing / EZ Body for Alphlexo Crabs and great hollow minnows.
It is supplied 1 meter per pack.
PLEASE NOTE that Coral, Sand, Champagne, and Seaweed 8mm are from a different supplier
EZ Body flat braid for baitfish and alphlexo crabs - Flexobraid body Tubing - Flexo / Alphlexo crab body - Chocklett's Body Tubing STANDARD SIZE 1/4" 6.3mm
Introducing FLEXO™ Flyflex™, a revolutionary body material that offers endless design possibilities. Whether you're tying caddis fly larvae, crabs, minnows, or squid, this material allows you to create flies of all shapes and sizes.
The key feature of FLEXO™ Flyflex™ is its unique ability to expand up to 150% of its original diameter. This means you can manipulate the tubing, creating multiple turns to give your bait design shape and movement. With just a bit of pushing or pulling, FLEXO™ Flyflex™ can mimic the body texture and shape of any baitfish, thanks to its braided filaments that replicate the natural action of light and water against scales or skin.
Not only is FLEXO™ Flyflex™ tough and resilient, but it is also impervious to damage from saltwater and ultraviolet radiation. It's almost weightless, making it suitable for surface and deep water presentations.
What's more, Flyflex Flexo Body Tubing, also known as Chocklett's Body Tubing, is easy to work with and integrates seamlessly with traditional tying techniques and materials. It takes ink, dyes, resins, and adhesives well, and is resistant to most common solvents.
Blane Chocklett, a renowned angler, fly tier, and guide, swears by Flyflex Flexo Body Tubing as his secret ingredient. He uses it in trout flies, pike flies, and for segmenting bodies and creating heads that push more water. It provides the illusion of bulk while remaining lightweight and easy to cast all day long.
Chocklett's Body Tubing also offers advantages such as easier body tapering for larger flies made from deer hair or other fibers and protecting thread wraps from a fish's teeth.
Crabs by MC Coetzer
More body materials here.
SBS Tying Instructions of the Fly Crab Alphlexo using Flyflex Flexo Body Tubing by Peter Coetzee
My first attempts at this were laughable. The “crab tube” I had bought was not the right stuff at all. A post by MC offered clues into the material used.
The correct chenille is also key, and MC managed to sneakily buy up all local stock of the brand required- Hareline Ultra Micro chenille. Spirit River does the some thing. And a huge thanks to Garth Nieuwenhuis for finding some and making this SBS possible.
Then…the tricks. So many bloody tricks. Singed tubing, Heated single strand wire, what a bitch of a thing.
Massive thanks to MC and Murray. Without the knowledge passed on by these gents this would have taken a lot longer to hack out. Unless I found one to take apart 🙂