Tie lighter & tougher flies. Co-developed with Blane Chocklett
Blane Chocklett is widely regarded as one of the best big game anglers, fly tiers, and guides in the world. Chocklett’s Body Tubing is the authentic “secret ingredient” used by Blane in everything from trout flies to musky flies for heads, to segment the bodies, and to keep the materials flared up, allowing them to push more water and have the illusion of bulk — the hollow fly effect — while being light and castable all day.
You can expand this tubing then fold it over itself to make a “ramp” of varying degrees to create a platform for your material (such as bucktail) to lay on, which pushes it up and/or out. You can dictate the height of your body through manipulation of this tubing, and this allows you to solve a problem that many fly tiers have attempted to find a solution to: creating the illusion of added mass without adding any weight or bulk. This airy material keeps the fly lighter because it doesn't hold any water, which allows it to be cast much more easily.