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#11254865 - 11/30/15 06:30 PM Size of Chenille
jigbutch Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 546
Loc: Silsbee,Texas
Just started tying a few weeks ago...caught some nice fish on them and felt sooo good...I am using size 2 chenille, and have noticed that all the pics I see on here seem to be with larger size...is there a size that you guys normally use....and thanks for all the pics and tips...I have been taking the !m all in

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#11255017 - 11/30/15 07:21 PM Re: Size of Chenille [Re: jigbutch]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3937
Loc: Over here...
Of course it depends on weight and hook, but I use a far amount of size 5. But I tye mostly 1/8oz. A trick I do some times to make a "fatter body"is tye in at the head first instead of the the back. Then wrap back and then forward and then tye in at the head and finish... Hope this helps.
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#11255045 - 11/30/15 07:28 PM Re: Size of Chenille [Re: jigbutch]
Skip_48 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 5365
Loc: Toledo Bend in Texas
First know when it's Mylar is can be a lot larger than if its regular nylon or rayon/new age! My big crystal that I use a lot is #10 and even some #12. However mostly use #3 regular so can tie from small, like 1/32 or even smaller all the way up to 1/4oz! You have to double wrap anything larger than 1/16 though. If all you tie is bigger jigs like 1/8 or bigger then get larger stuff! I have used a ton of #2 chenille over the years and one thing about it is when you add Crystal in it, that makes it tie thinner. If tying with just chenille without crystal then it's more dense.

Hope this helps, but if not enough info ask more. There is more and with tying their seems to always be more if you want it, LOL!

Skip
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Chenille Pictures

Crystal…

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/Skip48/l...rt=3&page=1

Rayon and Nylon/New Age…
http://s16.photobucket.com/user/Skip48/l...rt=3&page=1

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#11256720 - 12/01/15 03:58 PM Re: Size of Chenille [Re: jigbutch]
jigbutch Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 546
Loc: Silsbee,Texas
Thanks Jigman and Skip, for a lot of very useful info...I'm putting in the work and study and getting better...seems like I hate to stop tying....thanks again !

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#11256896 - 12/01/15 06:03 PM Re: Size of Chenille [Re: jigbutch]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 861
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
Starting out is hard from the stand point of getting what you need to tie with. One of the better ways to learn what you need is order one of size you don't know or need on each order that you do need. The two best web sites and prices is Crazy Angler who has most of the needs of tying number 4 hooks. And chuck and debs which is a close out place that has just about ever thing for fishing or tying. Don't let the name fool you as it is over 500 page web site, and I get a lot of my hooks there, right now they are sold out of some sizes but in Jan. will start building up again.

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#11257375 - 12/01/15 10:07 PM Re: Size of Chenille [Re: jigbutch]
SlabHappy Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1198
I guess I am a cheapskate, but a thing I do to save material is tie in cheap yarn from Wally World, wrap the hook, then tie in the body head to tail, then wrap back up.

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#11258636 - 12/02/15 04:32 PM Re: Size of Chenille [Re: jigbutch]
Skip_48 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 5365
Loc: Toledo Bend in Texas
Yarn is used a good bit on fly tying too so nothing wrong wit yarn!

Skip
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Chenille Pictures

Crystal…

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/Skip48/l...rt=3&page=1

Rayon and Nylon/New Age…
http://s16.photobucket.com/user/Skip48/l...rt=3&page=1

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#11259763 - 12/03/15 09:18 AM Re: Size of Chenille [Re: jigbutch]
pepop Offline
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Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 6822
Loc: Chandler, Texas
I got this off Danville's site. It's pretty useful.
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